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APP Urges Va. AG to Investigate Adult Site Used by Democrat Candidate

September 12, 2023

Yesterday, The Washington Post reported that a Democrat candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, Susanna Gibson, had performed sex acts with her husband for tips on the online platform Chaturbate.

As of today, it does not appear Chaturbate requires users to undergo an age-verification check to access the site. Given that Virginia law now requires all adult websites to verify their users are 18 years of age or older, American Principles Project (APP) is urging Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares to immediately open an investigation into the site to ensure it is complying with the law.

APP President Terry Schilling released the following statement on the issue:

“Earlier this year, Virginia lawmakers overwhelmingly voted to require adult websites to implement age verification technology to ensure underage users cannot access their content. They were right to do so—the epidemic of online pornography use has become a public health crisis, and children are especially vulnerable to its damaging influence.

“It is alarming that lewd content like that posted by Ms. Gibson is apparently available to be viewed by children. There must be accountability. That’s why we are calling on Attorney General Miyares to investigate Chaturbate to ensure they are abiding by Virginia law.

“For too long, our culture has allowed kids unfettered access to the most depraved material imaginable, despite having the means to stop it. We cannot let it go on any longer. Our elected lawmakers must prioritize protecting the innocence of our children, and at the very least we should ensure those lawmakers are not actively putting it at risk.”

To schedule an engagement with American Principles Project, contact Paul Dupont at (o) 202-503-2010 or pdupont@americanprinciplesproject.org.


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