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Utah's Leading Anti-Porn Crusader Proposes Jail Time Over 'Porn Filter' Activation

Utah’s leading anti-porn crusader, state Sen. Todd Weiler, has introduced a measure mandating prison time for any electronics manufacturer worldwide who fails to install and activate a default anti-porn filter on devices sold in the Mormon-majority state.

Public Health Scientist Debunks 'Porn Addiction,' Criticizes Political Abuse of Term

Influential Washington-based publication The Hill this week ran an opinion piece by a public health scientist, debunking the unscientific myth of “porn addiction” and criticizing its rampant political use — chiefly by religious conservatives — to justify anti-free-speech legislation.

UK Government Unveils Public Questionnaire for Baroness-Led 'Porn Review'

The Tory government led by U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak unveiled this week a public survey questionnaire intended to help guide its pending review of legislation dealing with adult content

Florida Pastor/Legislator Introduces Anti-Porn Age Verification Bill

A Republican state legislator in Florida, who is also a pastor, has introduced a copycat version of the age verification legislation being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists.

Montana Democrat's Anti-Porn Age Verification Law Goes Into Effect

Montana’s version of the copycat age verification legislation being promoted by religious conservatives around the country went into effect this week.

9th Circuit Rules NCOSE-Sponsored Case Against XVideos Can Move Forward

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday reversed a lower court decision and allowed a proposed class action lawsuit over user-uploaded content to move forward against WebGroup Czech Republic (WGCZ), the parent company of tube sites XVideos and XNXX as well as other adult brands.

Universities of Wisconsin President Fires Chancellor Over 'Abhorrent' OnlyFans Videos

Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman justified the recent firing of UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow, who posted adult videos with his wife on their OnlyFans account, by calling his actions “abhorrent.”

Twitch Gets Increasingly Granular With Censorship, Reiterates 'Underbust' Ban

Less than a month after an abortive attempt to relax its censorship of adult content, Twitch continues to be embroiled in increasingly specific attempts to define the precise degree to which its streamers may display their bodies.

North Carolina's Controversial PAVE Age Verification Mandate Becomes Law

The North Carolina law establishing age verification requirements for adult websites will go into effect Monday.

Twitch Reinstates Ban on Adult Content

Two days after Twitch revised its rules to allow some “artistic” nudity, CEO Dan Clancy announced Friday that the company had reinstated its ban on sexual content.

Christian Activists Pressure UK Government to Regulate Adult Creators

Leading U.K. evangelical publication Premier Christianity published an editorial Monday by the acting CEO of its parent company, urging expansion of the Online Safety Act to directly target adult content, especially user-generated content.

Religiously Motivated Anti-Porn Groups Sign Letter Endorsing KOSA

Several major religiously inspired anti-porn lobbies, including NCOSE, have endorsed a letter to the U.S. Senate supporting the controversial Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA), a bill that digital rights and free speech advocates have warned will limit online free speech.

New Mexico AG: Pornhub, OnlyFans Safer Than Facebook, Instagram

The office of New Mexico Attorney General Raúl Torrez has asserted, in a statement announcing the state’s lawsuit against Meta, that some child sexual abuse material (CSAM) is 10 times more prevalent on Facebook and Instagram than on Pornhub and OnlyFans.

Tennessee Republican Proposes Felony Charges in Copycat Age Verification Bill

Republican state Rep. Patsy Hazlewood on Wednesday filed an age verification bill with the Tennessee state legislature, a copycat version of the numerous age verification bills being advanced by religious conservatives and anti-porn crusaders around the country.

UK Government Unveils Controversial Age Verification Guidelines for Adult Content

U.K. media regulator Ofcom, the government authority tasked by the recently enacted Online Safety Act with online content restriction enforcement, issued on Tuesday its first guidance to adult websites regarding age verification.

Google Cracks Down on Adult Sites That Utilize Its 'Programmable Search Engine' Tool

Google disabled its Programmable Search Engine (ProSE) product on several adult sites on Tuesday, after ad industry trade publications sensationalized a report claiming that ads for major mainstream brands were appearing alongside pornographic and other controversial content.

FSC to Host Members' Briefing on Legislative Work

The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) will host an end-of-year members’ briefing Monday, addressing the fight for industry rights in statehouses and Congress.

'Glenn Beck Program' Promotes Faith-Based Anti-Porn Surveillance App

“The Glenn Beck Program” aired a segment Friday promoting the faith-based anti-porn surveillance software Covenant Eyes and editorializing on recent news that the current speaker of the house, Republican Mike Johnson, is a user and subscriber.

Controversial Judge Certifies Class Action in NCOSE-Promoted Pornhub Lawsuit

A federal judge presiding over a civil lawsuit against Pornhub's parent company has granted class certification in the case to all persons who were minors when they appeared in content posted on that site since February 2011.

Sen. Mike Lee Introduces Bill to Expand Utah's Anti-Porn AV Law Nationwide

Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) on Tuesday reintroduced his proposal for a federal age-verification law that would expand Utah’s anti-porn legislation, promoted by religious conservatives, to the entire United States.