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#694 War On Porn
Pornhub is a massive Canadian website that few talked about until the New York Times called it out for profiting from the exploitation of children and rape victims. Now government is rushing to regulate all online pornography. But the NY Times piece has its origins in an anti-porn crusade from an anti-gay, racist evangelic church. Sandra Wesley, executive director of the sex worker advocacy group Stella, says that bad laws will harm sex workers, and that the "moral panic" over porn could even kill them. 

Further Reading:

The New York Times on “The Children of Pornhub”

The Daily Beast’s investigation of Exodus Cry

The Globe and Mail on Feras Antoon’s muddy online footprints

The Logic on a new lawsuit against Mindgeek

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July 12, 2021
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