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DanteAlighieri November 3rd, 2019 8:20pm

Should the pornography industry be regulated more than it currently is in order to combat human trafficking, the abuse of women, and to protect minors from obscene material, or is the expanding influence of the industry not a big problem?

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/03/19 8:51 pm

I just watched a video on Marc Dutroux and a bunch of Belgian officials must be a party to child and sex trafficking, according to this thing. It was weird.

If true, how do you fight very important or influential people involved in trafficking, pornography, pedophilia? Ghislaine Maxwell? Prince Andrew? This list goes on and on.

Pornography is awful.


SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
11/03/19 8:39 pm

I definitely think it should be regulated more than it is.

VivaLaFalange Vive il Duce
11/03/19 7:29 pm

The porn industry should be shut down, and it’s execs hung from trees

11/04/19 7:32 am

First amendment

11/04/19 9:38 am

You’re talking about people expressing their first amendment right. You want to kill them. Is that correct?

VivaLaFalange Vive il Duce
11/04/19 9:39 am

Just the execs. Last time I checked, sex trafficking wasn’t covered under the 1st amendment

11/04/19 9:44 am

Nope that’s not. I’m specifically referring to porn. Sex trafficking is a crime and should be punished with the fullest extent of the law.

VivaLaFalange Vive il Duce
11/04/19 9:45 am

Porn propagates sex trafficking lmfao

11/04/19 10:22 am

So no porn stars enter into porn willing.

VivaLaFalange Vive il Duce
11/04/19 10:36 am

Doesn’t matter. The lack of age verification on most major sites coupled with anomynity creates a HUGE market for sex trafficking. Not to mention there are problems with porn as a whole

11/04/19 11:57 am

I don’t disagree. Banning it will create a black market where trafficking will be increased tenfold. So what’s the answer?

11/04/19 2:56 pm

Can’t do that.

Whatsamattaferu 11726
11/03/19 5:34 pm

They should regulate sites that can encourage crimes to be committed . IE: how to make a bomb , showing a rape Video on porn sites , how to make weapons of mass destruction .etc etc . IMO

geoag02 Dallas, TX
11/03/19 5:06 pm

Human trafficking is a problem. The rest of it should be left alone.

11/03/19 5:09 pm

The billion dollar porn industry creates huge demand for human trafficking, we need to treat the problem at the source if we want to alleviate its symptoms.

geoag02 Dallas, TX
11/03/19 5:14 pm

I don’t see why taking and selling pictures of naked people necessarily leads to human trafficking. I also don’t see such pictures being available as inherently being a problem.

11/03/19 5:50 pm

You don’t see how the prospect of huge financial gain incentives the use on unwilling human-trafficking victims in the attempted attainment of that profit? Okay. @skinner mentioned a specific case of this on this very poll.

geoag02 Dallas, TX
11/03/19 5:57 pm

The same could be said about lots of other perfectly legal activities. For instance it is legal to build houses out of wood. Because of that there is a large financial incentive to cut down trees on land without buying it or getting any sort of permit first. Should we ban houses to prevent illegal logging?

11/03/19 6:00 pm

The two examples aren’t actually equivalent, considering that homes are a necessity and pornography is not, and that human trafficking is a much more egregious crime than illegal logging. Taking the legal principal of proportionality into account, it’s difficult to justify not regulating pornography if it can save even just one innocent child from being pressed into sexual slavery.

political Georgia
11/03/19 4:37 pm

They should regulate it as much as possible.

WorstGooEver Nuke the Hurricanes
11/03/19 3:15 pm

Big Government Republicans.

skinner Jersey City
11/03/19 3:25 pm

When people think about what a government should do, stopping human trafficking is a pretty easy place to start. That’s not a big government, that’s a basic government.

skinner Jersey City
11/03/19 2:14 pm

It definitely requires more regulation. I read that a 15 year old girl who was abducted a year ago was recently rescued after people recognized her being raped in over fifty pornhub videos. The fact that content like that can be created, can get so popular, and can go without being reported is very disturbing.

ILY3000 Blue collar
11/03/19 2:12 pm

For once I agree with my Republican counterparts. No banning!

11/03/19 2:15 pm

Increased regulation ≠ a ban, that’s not what this poll question is asking.

Also, every Republican who’s voted so far has taken the opposite position as you.

Radon Parts Unknown
11/03/19 2:12 pm

I've thought about this for a long time. I'm not one to bring the ban hammer to stuff, but this shit is poison.

There's also the problem of the fact everyone is now addicted to it. Plus the Internet is hard to control and I definitely don't want the government to regulate the Internet with Real ID or something like that. I'm also very curious on why the government doesn't shut down pornhub, given the fact they love to shut down piracy sites all the time. Which makes me think the government likes porn existing freely and openly.

So I think it should be like this. First I would shut down all piracy sites on the grounds of copyright infringement. Next, production of pornography should be banned. There is PLENTY of it out there already. Why the hell do you need more? All porn that is in the hands of citizens are allowed to keep it. All websites that allow pornography on their site will be taxed to the point they can not make a profit.
It's not perfect, but this stuff is cancer.

11/03/19 2:42 pm

It is the idea that you can’t stop the demand. By banning the creation, you only push it into more perverse and illicit methods. There would even be a greater amount of revenue created because more people would pay for it.

11/03/19 2:44 pm

So is cigarettes and alcohol. Without contest that breaks up more families and even ends more lives. That shit is poison too. Why not tax that to the point of no profit?
Because now you have a thriving black market on your hands.

phalnx Ohio
11/03/19 1:45 pm

No, I'm against regulating the Internet in any way that takes freedom away from its users.

zimmy Florida
11/03/19 2:11 pm


11/03/19 1:26 pm

The linked article highlights three political feasible legislative solutions to accomplish this:

“The first solution is to regulate pornography at the Internet Service Provider level by passing a law or enacting a rule requiring ISPs to provide a default version of the Internet that is filtered of indecent content, while allowing adult users the ability to opt in to an unfiltered version of the Internet,” which is a system similar to that of the United Kingdom, where ISPs self-regulate.

“Another option, likely to face greater legal skepticism, is to regulate pornography websites through domain ‘zoning.’ O’Connor and Rehnquist suggested ‘‘gateway’ technology’ that ‘requires Internet users to enter information about themselves—perhaps an adult identification number or a credit card ­number—before they can access ­certain areas of cyberspace, much like a bouncer checks a person’s driver’s license before admitting him to a nightclub.’”

11/03/19 1:27 pm

“The last solution is fairly aggressive and touches on a familiar issue. There has been much discussion among conservatives about rewriting Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act: the immunity carve-out for Big Tech companies that allows them to avoid civil liability for content posted by users on their platforms.

Congress could rewrite the CDA so as to strip Section 230 immunity from sites that publish obscene and indecent material, thus opening these sites to civil liability for the content posted on their platforms. This would present a problem for many of these sites, especially the aggregation sites, which often host pornography featuring individuals who did not consent to having their likeness distributed to the public. In the distribution of such content, people are sexually exploited by a billion-dollar industry while receiving no compensation for the physical, professional, and emotional damages caused to them. They deserve their day in court.”

- QM