(TW/CW: This episode contains references to sexual abuse of adults and children. Please listen with caution and take care of yourself if it feels too heavy.)
Our guest is Gustavo Turner, a writer and photographer, as well as news editor for XBIZ, an adult industry trade publication. In this episode, Gustavo helps us unpack the fallout from the mounting “warn on porn” over the last few weeks, starting with the New York Times op-ed which led to Pornhub losing its payment processing capabilities. Who's next on the list of porn sites to be attacked? We also discuss the wider issue of online content moderation, attacks on section 230, and social media censorship. Follow Gustavo on Twitter and IG: https://twitter.com/GustavoTurnerX, https://www.instagram.com/GustavoTurner/
Here’s our ridiculously long reference list for this episode!
Nick Kristof’s New York Times op-ed: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/04/opinion/sunday/pornhub-rape-trafficking.html?referringSource=articleShare
Gustavo Turner’s XBIZ article fact-checking the NYT op-ed: https://www.xbiz.com/news/256091/op-ed-new-york-times-fights-pornhub-with-emotional-pornography
Pornhub’s announcement of their new policies as of December 8, 2020: https://help.pornhub.com/hc/en-us/categories/360002934613
XBIZ reports on Visa and MasterCard’s statements: https://www.xbiz.com/news/256201/visa-mastercard-freeze-card-use-on-pornhub
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