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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.

FSC Releases Statement on Latest 5th Circuit Decision in Texas AV Injunction Case

Free Speech Coalition (FSC) has released a statement about the ongoing litigation against Texas' anti-porn age verification law, which mandates propaganda labels on adult websites.

Indiana Republican's Copycat Age Verification Bill Introduces Felony Charges for Adult Websites

Republican state Sen. Mike Bohacek this week filed an age verification bill with the Indiana state legislature — a copycat version of the numerous age verification bills being advanced by religious conservatives and anti-porn crusaders around the country.

Washington Post Links Trump Campaign With Plan to Criminalize All Porn Creators, Distributors

The Washington Post published on Monday an in-depth report linking the current Trump presidential campaign with “Project 2025,” a coalition of conservative organizations whose road map for the next Republican presidential administration includes a call to immediately outlaw all pornography and imprison people who produce and distribute it.

Biblically Inspired Alabama Legislator to Introduce Copycat Anti-Porn Legislation

A religious conservative lawmaker in Alabama revealed Monday that she intends to introduce a copycat age verification bill as soon as the state legislature’s 2024 session begins.

Texas AG Ken Paxton Files Motion to Dismiss FSC Lawsuit Over Mandatory Labeling

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday filed a partial motion to dismiss the lawsuit by Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and other plaintiffs against the state’s controversial age verification law, which mandates that adult websites post anti-porn propaganda.

New House Speaker Mike Johnson Vowed to Push Anti-Porn Legislation

The new speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Louisiana Republican Mike Johnson, elected Wednesday by his GOP colleagues after a weeks-long stalemate, last year vowed to promote anti-porn, anti-LGBTQ+ and anti-sex-education legislation if he ever had the authority.

Virginia GOP Mails Porn Screenshots to Voters to Smear Pro-Choice Candidate

Two weeks before a highly contested election in Virginia, the commonwealth’s Republican Party has sent a mass mailing to voters containing explicit screen captures from an adult cam show featuring one of the Democratic candidates.

Out-of-State Religious Conservative Activists File Brief Supporting Anti-Porn Texas Law

An extreme-right Virginia attorney with Trump links, acting on behalf of an obscure organization led by a Colorado-based religious conservative activist and former child actor, has filed a lengthy brief in a federal appeals court in Texas, supporting the state’s controversial new age verification and mandatory labeling law.

France's Parliament Passes Controversial Law to Regulate Online Content, Including Adult

The French National Assembly, the country’s lower chamber of parliament, on Tuesday passed the controversial Law Aiming to Secure and Regulate the Digital Space, which includes provisions targeting adult content added during a period of relentless media attacks and panic-mongering against the porn industry.