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Catholic Groups Produce New Propaganda Series 'The Porn Disaster'

Catholic communications conglomerate Shalom Media has released new episodes of its anti-porn propaganda video and audio series, “The Porn Disaster.”

National Conservatism Conference Panelist Confirms Age Verification Laws Are Path to Total Porn Ban

This year’s National Conservatism Conference in Washington hosted a “Big Tech and Big Porn” panel earlier this week, during which a spokesperson for the right-wing Ethics and Public Policy Center confirmed that the age verification laws currently being promoted around the country by religious conservatives are merely a step toward the ultimate goal of a total ban of porn.

Pornhub Shuts Down Access in Kentucky Over Age Verification

Aylo has blocked access to Pornhub in Kentucky as of Wednesday, five days before the state’s new age verification law — one of many such bills promoted by religious conservatives around the country — is scheduled to go into effect.

MSNBC's Chris Hayes Denounces Project 2025's Porn Ban Proposal

MSNBC commentator Chris Hayes lambasted Project 2025’s proposed pornography ban during a recent installment of his show “All In,” alongside other controversial proposals on the conservative initiative’s “unhinged wish list.”

Trump Attempts to Distance Campaign From Porn-Criminalizing 'Project 2025'

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, in a post on his social media platform Truth Social on Friday, attempted to distance himself from the conservative initiative Project 2025, which prominently includes a call to criminalize the production and distribution of pornography.

Aylo Willing to Work With Australia's Online Censor on Device-Based AV Solutions

The office of Australia’s top online censor, unelected eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant, has released a new roadmap for implementing age verification in accordance with the country’s Online Safety Act.

Etsy Updates Policy to Ban Sale of Most Adult Pleasure Products, Content

Etsy will ban sales of most pleasure products and content that depicts sex acts and genitalia starting July 29.

Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska to Age-Restrict Access to Porn in July

Five U.S. states — Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, and Nebraska — will begin requiring age verification to access adult sites when the states’ copycat laws promoted by religious conservatives go into effect starting in July.

Malaysian Government Says X Removed Adult Content at Their Request

Malaysia’s Deputy Communications Minister Teo Nie Ching told Parliament on Monday that the country’s Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has worked with X to remove pornographic content from the platform formerly known as Twitter.

Australian Court Upholds Local Censorship Powers of eSafety Commissioner Inman Grant

The ongoing fight between X owner Elon Musk and Australia’s top online censor, unelected eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant, over her office’s power to ban specific content in the country and abroad, has moved into murky territory with both sides claiming partial victories.

Lovehoney Australia Fights Billboard Censorship With Cheeky Campaign

Lovehoney Australia has launched a new billboard campaign that playfully addresses the issue of government censorship of pleasure products in public places.

Democratic Senator Tina Smith Proposes Comstock Act Repeal for Sexual Health, Abortion Content

Democratic U.S. Senator for Minnesota Tina Smith announced on Thursday plans to introduce legislation to repeal language in the Comstock Act — the infamous law that was the cornerstone of U.S. censorship of all sexual material from the 1870s until the 1970s — concerning distribution of material related to abortion and sexual health.

Texas Pastor Who Declared 'Spiritual War' Against Porn Resigns Over Molestation Allegation

Texas evangelical pastor Robert Morris, who in 2022 vowed to wage “spiritual war” against material he considered pornographic, resigned this week as senior pastor of the megachurch he founded, after the church’s board of elders reviewed allegations that he had molested a parishioner starting in 1982, when she was 12.

Religious Conservative Groups Use Age Verification Battles to Discipline Dissenting Republicans

Religious conservative leaders and publications celebrated the defeat of sitting Republican state Senator Michael Walsh in a primary election on Tuesday, boasting of the success of their efforts to target him exclusively because he voted against the anti-porn age verification bill they supported.

Utah AG Files Lawsuit Alleging TikTok LIVE is a 'Virtual Strip Club'

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes filed a lawsuit in state court Monday alleging that TikTok’s feature TikTok LIVE operates “like a virtual strip club.”

FSC Director: New Tennessee Age Verification Law is 'Attack on 1st Amendment'

Free Speech Coalition (FSC) Executive Director Alison Boden called Tennessee’s new age verification bill, signed into law by Republican Governor Bill Lee on Tuesday, “an attack not only on the adult industry but on the First Amendment rights of millions of people who engage with adult content online.”

UK Tory Minister Blames Joblessness Crisis on Pornography, Video Games

The U.K. Tory government’s Work and Pensions Secretary this week blamed “pornography and video games” for what he called “a mental health crisis among young men” that he claims has resulted in them leaving the workforce.

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin Joins Press Conference Alongside Anti-Porn Crusading Group NCOSE

Democratic U.S. Senator for Illinois Dick Durbin participated in a joint press conference Wednesday organized by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to marshal support for the controversial Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act (EARN IT), alongside crusading anti-porn group NCOSE (formerly Morality in Media).

U of Wisconsin Professor Pens Essay About Crusade to Get Him Fired for Creating Adult Content

A veteran University of Wisconsin professor, who was removed from his post as chancellor last year due to creating and appearing in adult content, has penned a piece for The Chronicle of Higher Education detailing his ordeal and ongoing attempts to fire him from his tenured position.

Heritage Foundation President Calls Trump God's 'Imperfect Instrument' to Achieve Porn Ban

The president of the Heritage Foundation has asserted to CNN that Donald Trump’s notorious interactions with porn stars do not disqualify the presumptive Republican nominee from implementing the conservative organization’s plan to criminalize all production and distribution of adult content.