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Why Germany’s Strict Porn Rules Will Spell Doom for Everyone

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02.04.2022

For once, a new pornography law sounds good on paper. Germany passed a law requiring online pornography purveyors to verify viewers’ age before watching illicit content. In theory, users upload passports or other verification documents before consuming adult content. Other porn stars and I support keeping children off porn sites. As I’ve written what feels like a million times, adult entertainment is called “adult entertainment” because it’s meant to entertain adults. The idea of minors watching my videos disgusts me, and other professional pornographers only want adults viewing their content.

But Germany’s enforcement of the bill has, thus far, just harmed sex workers. According to Wired, Germany’s Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Media sent legal notices to Twitter for hosting porn accounts. Since Twitter lacks age verifications, the social media giant decided to bar at least 60 porn stars from its website. The Guardian reports that the same German law will force Reddit........

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