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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.

FSC Drops Opposition to California Age Verification Bill After Amendments

Free Speech Coalition (FSC) has dropped its formal opposition to California’s age verification bill AB 3080, after an amendment secured through months of discussions with the bill’s author was heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Texas Age Verification Challenge

The United States Supreme Court granted on Tuesday the petition for a writ of certiorari in the Free Speech Coalition-led challenge to Texas’ age verification law, agreeing to hear the case in the next term.

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.

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.

NCOSE CEO Repeats Factually Inaccurate Statements About Pornhub Moderation at Ted Cruz Event

NCOSE CEO Dawn Hawkins repeated factually inaccurate claims about Pornhub’s content moderation on Tuesday during a Capitol Hill press conference co-organized by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

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.

KOSA Sponsors Praise Surgeon General's Endorsement of Mental Health Labeling for Websites

The main sponsors of the controversial Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA) bill this week urged fellow lawmakers to fast-track the bill, after the surgeon general called on Congress to mandate “mental health warnings” on social media platforms.

Anti-Pornhub Attorney Expands Strategy to 'Name and Shame' Finance Companies

A legal team headed by attorney Michael J. Bowe has expanded its strategy in a series of ongoing legal actions against Aylo, over user-uploaded content on Pornhub allegedly involving minors, this time targeting finance companies that have backed or worked with the company formerly known as Mindgeek.

European Commission Compels Pornhub, XVideos, Stripchat to Disclose DSA Compliance Data

The European Commission has singled out Pornhub, XVideos and Stripchat for enforcement of the Digital Services Act (DSA), giving them until July 4 to provide compliance information.

Industry Watch: Legal Eagles Assess Turbulence Across the Landscape

Halfway through 2024, and that old adult industry adage is once again confirmed: If it’s an election year in the U.S. — particularly a presidential election year — there will most certainly be a big spike in anti-porn campaigns by politicians seeking to score easy culture war “wins.”

FSC, Industry Stakeholders File Lawsuit to Halt Indiana's Age Verification Law

Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and several industry stakeholders filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on Monday, aiming to block the state’s age verification law.

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.

Southern Baptist Convention President to Leave X After New Adult Content Policy

Southern Baptist Convention President Bart Barber announced Tuesday that he will be leaving X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, after its recent clarification of its policy regarding adult content.

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.”