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‘Stigmatising porn can do more harm than good’
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‘Stigmatising porn can do more harm than good’

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2 Jun 2021
Instant Opinion: What will finally defeat Donald Trump?
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Instant Opinion: What will finally defeat Donald Trump?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 6 February
6 Feb 2020
UK porn block hit by further delays
Porn users could be open to blackmail under new age-verification scheme
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UK porn block hit by further delays

Government officials failed to inform European Commission of key details
20 Jun 2019
Tumblr apologises as ‘lazy’ porn ban comes into effect
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Tumblr apologises as ‘lazy’ porn ban comes into effect

Company clarifies guidelines in response to user confusion
18 Dec 2018
Why Tumblr is banning porn
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Why Tumblr is banning porn

Critics warn move to clean up the platform leaves sexual minorities out in the cold
4 Dec 2018
Porn-watching US official infects government network
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Porn-watching US official infects government network

Report claims the employee visited 9,000 adult web pages and downloaded images
30 Oct 2018
Porn blamed for US school shootings
Protesters call for gun control in Florida in the wake of the Parkland school shooting
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Porn blamed for US school shootings

Tennessee lawmaker saying pornography and video games ‘root causes’ behind school massacres
31 May 2018

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Newsagents to sell £10 ‘porn passes’ to over 18s
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Newsagents to sell £10 ‘porn passes’ to over 18s

Adults must show driving licence or passport before getting 16-digit code to access X-rated sites
14 May 2018
Thousands seek help to stop viewing child abuse images
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Thousands seek help to stop viewing child abuse images

More than 36,000 people contacted Stop it Now! child protection charity in UK last year, a rise of 40%
5 Apr 2018
Gun bloggers turn to PornHub after YouTube crackdown
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Gun bloggers turn to PornHub after YouTube crackdown

Porn site provides ‘safe harbour’ for video creators and viewers
23 Mar 2018
Porn age checks delayed until ‘later this year’
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Porn age checks delayed until ‘later this year’

Government says more time is needed to ‘get the policy right’
13 Mar 2018
Deepfakes: Reddit bans AI-generated fake celebrity porn
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Deepfakes: Reddit bans AI-generated fake celebrity porn

Chat forum came ‘under pressure’ after other sites introduced bans last week
8 Feb 2018
AI-generated fake celebrity porn takes over Reddit
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AI-generated fake celebrity porn takes over Reddit

App face-swaps movie stars and X-rated actors - but is it legal?
26 Jan 2018
‘Porn for women’ revealed as Pornhub’s top search of 2017
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‘Porn for women’ revealed as Pornhub’s top search of 2017

Saudi Arabia among nations seeing increased female demand for X-rated content
11 Jan 2018
Web porn searched by Parliament staff more than 24,000 times
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Web porn searched by Parliament staff more than 24,000 times

Records reveal attempts to view X-rated sites every nine minutes from Westminster
8 Jan 2018
May turns the tables on Met after Damian Green sacking
Senior Met officials have condemned the conduct of two former officers
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May turns the tables on Met after Damian Green sacking

Prime Minister calls for police leak to be investigated as Government shifts focus
22 Dec 2017
Ted Cruz ‘likes’ porn video on Twitter - and other gaffes
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Ted Cruz ‘likes’ porn video on Twitter - and other gaffes

The Texas senator’s faux-pas is the latest in a long line of incidents when politics and Twitter didn’t mix
12 Sep 2017
Porn ID checks to begin in April 2018
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Porn ID checks to begin in April 2018

Legislation could require users to enter credit card information to access online sites
17 Jul 2017
Backlash over UK bill to block 'unconventional' porn
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Backlash over UK bill to block 'unconventional' porn

Free speech activists warn new legislation banning online videos on moral grounds 'sets a scary precedent'
24 Nov 2016
James Deen: the porn star battling to save his reputation
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James Deen: the porn star battling to save his reputation

The porn industry's 'feminist icon' has been accused of rape and sexual assault
2 Dec 2015
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 6 Jun 2012
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 6 Jun 2012

6 Jun 2012
Internet: first .xxx site
Pornographic film being shot by Steve Hirsch's Vivid production company
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Internet: first .xxx site

Casting.xxx, which is definitely not safe for work, ushers in a new era for the internet
4 Aug 2011
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