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RT @StephenKing
Hey, kids! It's your old buddy Steve King telling you that if they ban a book in your school, haul your ass to the nearest bookstore or library ASAP and find out what they don't want you to read.

RT @qirtaiba
UK: We promise that these sweeping tech censorship powers will ONLY ever be used against child sexual abuse material...

...oh, and also "video footage that shows people crossing the Channel in small boats in a 'positive light'”. Just as bad, yeah? theguardian.com/technology/202

Did you know? Prostasia is one of the only organizations acting as a watchdog for the child protection community. We call out attacks on LGBTQ people and violations of human rights disguised as child protection while continuing to promote evidence-backed prevention efforts.

RT @mikestabile
"Exodus Cry received more than $2.5m in donations in 2021, including from prominent Christian foundations, according to filings to the Internal Revenue Service. It also received $117,300 in government grants." twitter.com/openDemocracy/stat

RT @bimboafrn
The overuse of words like "pedo" and "groomer" by antis is deliberate. If you hammer it into people's heads that XYZ is pedophilia or grooming, it becomes hard to speak to the contrary or present an opposing view point due to the immediate emotional response once has to things-

RT @purity_culture
Do not trust personal feelings of discomfort when it comes to whether some sexual fantasies are "normal"/"healthy" or not.

Believe the research.
Believe the experts (psychologists, therapists, sexologists, etc).

"I find this gross" is not proof that something is bad/unhealthy.

Masturbation is normal for children and adults alike. Shaming or denying child sexuality does not help stop abuse, it just makes children feel bad for something natural.
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RT @NicoleRPrause
A 12 and 14 year old on a Reboot forum planning to self-harm to stop themselves from masturbating.
twitter.com/NicoleRPrause/stat

Due to a history of abuse and misinformation directed at our team, we sometimes have to block social media accounts defensively. If you believe you were blocked in error, contact us at info@prostasia.org.

Our latest: Employees at TikTok and ByteDance have access to a secret back-end button that can make any video go viral, immediately pushing it to more viewers. The practice, which TikTok has never disclosed, is known internally as “heating.”

forbes.com/sites/emilybaker-wh

RT @CupcakeGirlsOrg
Sex Workers are our greatest allies in fighting sex trafficking. They are, and they always have been.

Recent changes to #Twitter's developer agreement imply they may soon ban third-party clients from posting to the service. We value our freedom too much to run their nonfree software and our followers shouldn't be required to either. Find us at @fsf on #Mastodon

RT @ACLUofNE
Let’s call this what it is — an unconstitutional censorship attempt rooted in a coordinated national effort to push LGBTQ+ people out of public life. The must reject this bill. twitter.com/NebraskaMegan/stat

Overblocking is harmful to your users and would essentially centralise your instance more. Just a thought experiment.

Cannot reiterate this enough:

PLEASE don’t request refunds from Apple for any unused time on your Twitterrific or Tweetbot subscriptions.

It could literally bankrupt small shops like these.

blog.iconfactory.com/2023/01/t

@davidkaye Yes, it’s much more than limiting access to books. It’s everything you described—an overt, methodical effort to limit our freedom to think freely and discuss ideas freely. And, unless we fight back more vigorously, it will succeed.

Adding some hashtags to this. Hopefully some journalists on here will be inspired.

#libraries #librarians #censorship #BookBans #ThoughtBans #media #journalism #FreeSpeech #journalists #education #schools #SchoolLibrarians

in my view, the republican assault on libraries, librarians, schools, children, families, parents and their right to freedom of expression & thought & association & education should be at the leading edge of democratic & progressive advocacy. it's so freaking obvious and there's so much silence.

@davidkaye
In North Dakota, librarians are currently fighting against HB1205 ("Relating to prohibiting public libraries from maintaining sexually explicit books") and SB2123 ("Relating to displaying objectionable materials or performance to minors; and to provide a penalty.")

"According to the news site, two of the three judges, Patricia Millett and Harry Edwards, “seemed inclined to rule that aspects” of FOSTA-SESTA violates the First Amendment by appearing to criminalize efforts to legalize prostitution." buff.ly/3QBmFlg

RT @internetmaggie
When conservative anti porn lobbyists encourage financial discrimination against porn & sex workers, they aren’t “rescuing” anyone. They’re pushing vulnerable people into even more precarious economic situations. It ruins lives.

@AlisonBodenFSC @FSCArmy opening day 4 of @XBIZ

FOSTA/SESTA could be ruled partly unconstitutional – because it interferes with online discussion of efforts to decriminalize sex work. buff.ly/3ZAi86F

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