"Society is all too ready to interpret the most innocent of gestures as a prelude to abusing a child."
The porn wars haven't died, they're just packaged differently.
Plus: Halloween Netflix recommendations and a glimpse of Trump trick-or-treating.
How the gun control lobbies nearly tricked Congress into banning millions of ordinary guns.
A mom says her daughter was almost abducted at a rest stop. That's a stretch.
There's just no evidence about sex robots period, because at present they don't really exist. But that hasn't stopped folks from freaking out...
The House Criminal Justice Committee just voted unanimously in favor of a bill to ban sexting by anyone under age 19.
Friday A/V Club: The boxer who just got a posthumous presidential pardon was a central figure in one of the first battles over movie censorship.
The White Slavery Panic of the late 19th/early 20th centuries caused Congress to pass the vaguely-worded Mann Act. It allowed the FBI and prosecutors broad discretion to go after individuals they didn’t like.
Americans have a poor sense of risk, and media panics don’t help.
Do deepfakes really represent "the collapse of reality"?
We need to up our media literacy game, not delegate responsibility to politicians who have no idea what they're doing.
The world is full of wonders.
Mandatory abuse reporting requirements lead to a novel marketing scheme.
Call of Duty is not making kids shoot up schools.
The next stage of the safety hysteria cycle
We rounded up the year's best writing, reporting, and research on erotic industries, those who work in them, and how they're getting screwed by U.S. authorities and laws.