Harmful Speech as the New Porn

Efforts to control it will be just as successful (not)

Jeff Jarvis
Nov 8, 2019 · 16 min read

In 1968, Lyndon Johnson appointed a National Commission on Obscenity and Pornography to investigate the supposed sexual scourge corrupting America’s youth and culture. Two years later — with Richard Nixon now president — the commission delivered its report, finding no proof of pornography’s harm and recommending repeal…