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#742 Updates On Pretendians, Porn, And Being Priced Out Of Life
After we turn off our microphones, here at CANADALAND, the story keeps going. Here are updates on three stories we originally brought you in 2021.
How the NYT pushed Canada to confront one of its biggest tech companies
A sex-worker advocate puts the Pornhub "hysteria" in context
#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.