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Critics Lambast Revised Version of Controversial KOSA Bill

The main U.S. Senate sponsors of the controversial Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA) have released a new version of the bill, which they claim addresses privacy and censorship issues flagged by opponents, but critics insist the revised version still presents insurmountable problems.

Woodhull Freedom Foundation Urges Florida Senators to Reject 'Unconstitutional' Age Verification Bill

Woodhull Freedom Foundation reached out to every member of the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, urging them to reject the state’s proposed age verification bill HB 3 as “not only unconstitutional and a danger to consumer privacy, but ineffective at preventing minors from accessing adult content.”

Idaho Republicans Split About Proposed Porn Filter Mandate

Debate in the Idaho state Senate this week, over a copycat bill that would require device manufacturers to enable "pornography filters" on devices used by minors, divided members of the Republican supermajority, 12 of whom voted against the measure.

Republican Introduces Bill to Effectively Outlaw All Sex Work in the U.S. as 'Coercive'

The U.S. Congress’ top anti-porn crusader, Utah Senator Mike Lee, introduced a bill last week that would effectively outlaw all sex work in the nation, including adult performance and content creation, by classifying any consent influenced by a person’s economic circumstances as coercive.

Oklahoma Republican Seeks to Criminalize Watching Adult Content

Republican state lawmaker Dusty Deevers is using a national press tour to promote a bill he proposed that would completely outlaw adult content in Oklahoma and make it a crime for anyone in the state to view it.

Iowa Republican Changes Porn Filter Bill Into Age Verification Bill After Learning More About Phones

The Republican legislator behind Iowa’s mandatory porn filter bill said that, after realizing that multinational electronics corporations were unlikely to alter phones and other devices to comply with one state law, he was turning his bill into yet another version of the age verification legislation being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists.

North Carolina Republican Suggests Adult Sites Age-Verify by Providing 'Free Memberships'

Rep. Jon Hardister, one of the main backers of the North Carolina age verification law that resulted in several adult sites — including Pornhub — disabling access in the state, suggested in an interview published Monday that the sites could comply with the law without blocking all adults’ access, by providing some form of free membership that would verify a user’s identity and age.

Influential 'Biblical' Right Wing Group Backs Georgia's Age Verification Bill

An influential self-described “biblical” right-wing group has become the main media mouthpiece for Georgia’s version of the age verification legislation being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists.

Idaho Republican Behind Age Verification Bill Cites Constitutional Mandate to 'Promote Morality'

The Idaho House State Affairs committee this week unanimously moved forward the state’s copycat version of the age verification legislation being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists.

West Virginia Religious Republican's Anti-Porn Age Verification Bill Moves Forward

The House Judiciary Committee of the Republican-controlled West Virginia state House of Delegates has passed, with little discussion, the state’s copycat version of the age verification legislation being sponsored around the country by anti-porn religious conservative activists.

Utah Senator Hijacks Taylor Swift AI Controversy to Push for Anti-Porn Policy

Anti-porn U.S. Senator Mike Lee has inserted himself into the controversy over recent nonconsensual AI content featuring pop singer Taylor Swift, by advocating for a new federal law that would mirror a current, extreme Utah law targeting consensual adult content.

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.