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Utah Statehouse Passes Adult Content Warning Label Legislation

The Utah legislature passed a bill on Tuesday to put warning labels on pornography, bringing immediate condemnation from the Free Speech Coalition.

This Is How Google News Helps Spread Misinformation (About Porn)

A week ago, an XBIZ report debunked a propaganda news release disseminated by anti-porn activist organization NCOSE (formerly known — before a deceptive rebranding — as Morality in Media) claiming that United Airlines had caved under the pressure of one of their campaigns and had decided to "combat rising in-flight porn use."

Leading Conservative Magazine Questions Ability of 'Young Women' to Consent to Sex Work

Leading conservative magazine National Review today published a column questioning the ability of 'young women' to consent to sex work.

GOP Legislators in South Dakota Hijack 'Revenge Porn' Bill to Demand Broad Censorship

A state representative in South Dakota introduced a bizarre bill last Thursday that attempts to create a loophole to censor sexual expression while avoiding the obvious First Amendment issues.

Report: Religious, Moral Beliefs Increase Fears of 'Porn Addiction'

A recent report by the American Psychological Association reveals how some people are led to believe that they are “addicted” to pornography despite having low or average occurrences of viewing porn.

New Zealand Regulatory Agency Rules on Sex Toy Window Displays

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), a New Zealand advertising industry self-regulatory agency, has affirmatively ruled for the window displays of adult retailers that include sex toys.

FSC Releases Policy Statement Regarding Proposed Utah Censorship Bill

The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) has released a policy statement regarding Utah's proposed censorship legislation mandating labeling of "pornographic" material.

Amberly Rothfield Speaks to Reason Magazine, 'Being There' Podcast

Adult marketing consultant Amberly Rothfield was recently interviewed by libertarian publication Reason and appeared as a guest on the 'Being There' podcast.

Utah Legislature Moves to Mandate Warning Labels on Porn

Utah’s lawmakers are at it again, this time calling for mandatory warning labels on all pornography distributed within the state.

NCOSE Makes False Claim Regarding United Airlines Sexual Harassment Policy

"VICTORY" proclaimed the headline, in triumphant capital letters, of a now-refuted claim by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) that they had slain one of their identified beasts.

SWERFs Shut Down Porn Studies Course Over Queer Performer Photo

One of Spain's oldest and most prestigious universities, the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, has cancelled an academic seminar on porn studies under pressure from sex work abolitionist groups and SWERFs objecting to the image used to advertise it to students.

Hawaii Politicians Introduce Unscientific, Stigmatizing Language in Anti-Porn Bill

Politicians in Hawaii recently introduced two bills requiring "all state and state funded facilities" to install internet and wireless access filters "to block access to pornography sites."

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War on Porn 4.0: Doomed to Fail, But Be on Guard

You can tell it’s election season, when radical politicians start banging the drum for another war on something.

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Mainstream Media Ignores Prestigious Sex-Positive Internet Study

Two months ago, Indiana University’s prestigious Kinsey Institute, the pioneering institution in scientific research about sexual behavior, released the results of a study that concluded that technology, specifically access to sexual material and connections on the internet, “facilitates sexual and emotional interactions.”

Biden Demands End to CDA's Online Liability Shield

Former Democratic VP and current U.S. Presidential candidate Joe Biden is calling for an end to online liability protections established by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

American Journal of Public Health: Porn Is Not a Public Health Crisis

A peer-reviewed study by Boston University researchers published on Wednesday concluded that there is no actual "public health crisis" connected to pornography, and that efforts to get legislation passed in several U.S. states are driven by a religious agenda.

Report: Nutting Continued Unabated Through November

An informal study by Mashable reporter Andy Moser concluded that #NoNutNovember, an internet-based phenomenon associated with the masculinist cult of semen retention spreading around online forums, has once again been a failure.

How Radical Anti-Porn Zealots Became the Media's Sexploitation 'Experts'

In 2015, the religious conservative anti-pornography organization Morality in Media changed its name to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. Since their rebranding, with no discernible change to their background, membership, funding sources or mission, they’ve become go-to experts for the mainstream press on a variety of subjects such as sex trafficking, child sex exploitation and the dangers of decriminalizing prostitution.

Local News, State Legislatures, Churches Bombarded With Anti-Porn Propaganda Blitz

An Alabama op-ed by an obscure graduate student, a piece of legislation quietly introduced in Oklahoma and a clickbaity tech news item peddled by a small Michigan startup. These might seem unrelated items to an uninformed observers but they are all part of a propaganda blitz currently being unleashed by War on Porn crusaders during this electoral year.

Evangelicals, Catholic Leaders Ramp Up Attack on Adult Content

A noticeable ramping up of anti-porn rhetoric among religious groups involved in the War on Porn is coinciding with the lengthy 2020 presidential campaign in the U.S.