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YouTube Censors Holly Randall Podcast Episode Debunking Anti-Sex Work Myths

YouTube removed on Wednesday an episode of the “Holly Randall Unfiltered” industry podcast, featuring an interview with Reason magazine senior editor Elizabeth Nolan Brown debunking myths about sex trafficking spread by anti-sex-work activists, mainstream media and politicians.

'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver' Spotlights Sex Work, Decriminalization

HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” aired a segment Sunday night highlighting sex worker rights and the fight for decriminalization.

Texas Judge Upholds Under-21 Stripper Ban, Claims 'Belief' It May Curb 'Human Trafficking' Trumps 1st Amendment

A U.S. District Court Judge in Texas has denied a proposed preliminary injunction against the recent state law preventing sex workers aged 18-21 from being employed at strip clubs and other “sexually oriented businesses.”

MasterCard Execs Meet With APAG, FSC Over New Processing Rules

Executives from MasterCard held a meeting yesterday with representatives from adult performers union APAG and industry trade group Free Speech Coalition (FSC) to discuss the upcoming rule changes for credit card processing of adult content.

FBI: Taking Down 'Significantly' Damaged Trafficking Investigations

TKConfirming what the vast majority of sex workers and advocates had warned about in 2017 and 2018, the FBI told the Government Accountability Office that their “ability to identify and locate sex trafficking victims and perpetrators was significantly decreased following the takedown of”

Pornhub: Canadian MPs Finally Invite Sex Worker Advocates

Late last Friday, the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics of Canada’s House of Commons finally caved in to public concerns about bias and invited three representatives from sex worker advocacy groups to ongoing hearings today targeting MindGeek and Pornhub.

Judge Allows NCOSE-Driven 'Trafficking' Claim Against Studios to Move to Trial

In an unusual ruling supporting a lawsuit sponsored by NCOSE (aka, Morality in Media) attempting to link adult industry studios to “human trafficking,” a California judge ruled that, although the contracts signed by a former performer were valid, the arbitration agreements that were part of them should be disregarded and the lawsuit should move forward.

Religiously Inspired Group NCOSE Files FOSTA Lawsuit Against Twitter

Religiously inspired anti-porn lobby NCOSE (National Center on Sexual Exploitation, formerly known as Morality in Media) helped file a lawsuit yesterday against Twitter over a third-party user post, based on the Section 230 loophole opened by the passage of FOSTA-SESTA legislation in 2018.

Why Is Liberal Paper The Guardian Publishing 'Porn Is Human Trafficking' Propaganda?

Over the past few months, several articles and editorials with a distinct War On Porn propaganda slant have been appearing under the banner of The Guardian, the influential transatlantic news organization based in London and New York, which bills itself as "the world's leading liberal voice."

NPR: 'Sex Worker Permit' Bill Sponsor Doubles Down, Invokes 'Human Trafficking'

The public radio news-commentary show "AirTalk," produced by NPR's Southern California affiliate KPCC, presented a segment this morning concerning the controversial "Sex Worker Permit" state bill, AB2389, introduced by Assemblyperson Cristina Garcia last month.

Ohio Pastor Claims 'Pornography' Is Not in the Bible, But 'Human Trafficking' Is

Answering a reader question asking "What does the Bible say about pornography?," Pastor Adrienne Greene of Harrison, Ohio, acknowledged that although "the exact word is not found in scripture," the devil, "generation after generation, repackages and sells the same forbidden sex-practices God spoke about to Moses: homosexuality, incest, human trafficking and predatory abuses toward children and beasts."

Salvation Army Rep.: Adult Industry, Human Trafficking Connected

In an interview this week conducted by conservative news site, a representative of the Salvation Army asserted that the legitimate adult entertainment industry is involved in human trafficking and suggested that adult content production is a form of modern slavery.