Trump wants to ban internet smut

trumpuckerThe Putin-backed US answer to Boris Johnson has a cunning plan to censor the internet if the US people put him into the White House.

Like many populist leaders, Donald Trump thinks there is mileage to be made in a moral crusade – in this case porn.  After all he has some expertise on the subject, the internet just circulated some snaps of his missus in the altogether.

Donald Trump has pledged to crack down on internet pornography via corporate partnerships and possibly establishing a federal commission on the harmful effects of pornography.

He is backing an outfit called Enough is Enough, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to fighting online pornography, child pornography, child stalking and sexual predation. Trump’s opponent Hillary Clinton refused to sign the pledge, Enough is Enough said, though her campaign told EiE that she supported its goals.

In the pledge Trump promised to prevent the sexual exploitation of children which is all well and good, but he also agreed to better enforce Internet obscenity laws, and that exposure to Internet porn is “deforming the sexual development of younger viewers.”

In other words, he promised to clamp down on smut to protect children. And Enough is Enough really wants what it calls “aggressive enforcement of existing laws”.

Basically this will require the development of tools to track people when they visit porn sites and the filtering of porn.

Trump’s Twitter account, an unfiltered commentary on his thoughts of the day, hadn’t mentioned the pledge, neither had Trump’s Facebook account.  We guess he will mention it later.

On Sunday, the New York Post published a nude photo of Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, on its Sunday cover. Jason Miller, a senior communications adviser for the Trump campaign, appeared on CNN and called the photos “a celebration of the human body as art”.

No mention of what harm Melania’s boobies might do to children, other than perhaps silicone poisoning.