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Roth v. United States

This post is the first in a series covering the history of pornography law in the United States. I’ll focus first on the landmark Supreme Court cases, and then go into legislation. Most of these, especially the early ones, are no longer viable precedent. I find it helpful to read the rationale behind old law […]

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Sexual Censorship on Social Media

Originally posted on the Harvard Belfer Center Blog on 10/21/2020, and added here for posterity and internal linking. When I told my grandfather, a retired college professor, what my research topic was going to be his reply was “I didn’t realize there was any censorship on Facebook – sounds to me that for people like Zuckerberg anything goes.”  This is incorrect.  Around the same […]

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Same Blog, New Purpose

This blog has been defunct for a few years, but I’m bringing it back with a whole new spin! Since August of 2020 I’ve been a full-time Fellow at the Technology and Public Purpose Program at the Harvard Belfer Center (in the Kennedy School). My project is an investigation into the censorship of sexual content […]