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Youngkin poised to sign bill requiring porn sites to verify user age

Posted on AllSides May 22nd, 2023
From The Center
Technology, Children, Pornography, Virginia, Utah, Louisiana
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A bill that would require users to provide identification before viewing websites with nudity or sexual content looks likely to be signed into law this week — and some privacy and free speech advocates caution it could have far-reaching effects.

“I think when people talk about age verification for adult content it seems very simple,” said Mike Stabile, public affairs director for the Free Speech Coalition, a trade group that advocates on behalf of the adult entertainment industry. “I don’t think they always understand what age verification could mean in...

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