2018

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The chronological list of events relevant to pornography happened in 2018

January

  • January 8: the American pornographic actress Olivia Nova died of undisclosed caused at the age of 20.[1]
  • January 18: the American pornographic actress Olivia Lua died of drug overdose at the age of 23.[2]

March

  • March 1: The American multinational technology company Microsoft amended its Terms of service banning offensive content or language from its services.[3]
  • March 27: Seven pornographic film actresses reported that their pornographic contents stored on the file storage and synchronization service Google Drive had been blocked.[4]

April

  • April 11: The United States of America enacted the anti sex trafficking legislation nicknamed SESTA-FOSTA.[5][6][7]
  • April 24: Colombian pornographic actress Amaranta Hank pledged to perform her first gang bang if the Colombian economist and politician Gustavo Petro would win the Colombian 2018 presidential election.[8]

May

  • May 22: the American social networking service Facebook started testing a reporting tool for nonconsensual pornography and revenge pornography.[9][10]
  • May 29: the American social networking service Instagram shadowbanned posts tagged with the hashtag #Stripper.[11]

October

  • October 4: the Nepalese Government ordered Nepalese Internet Service Providers to block more than 24.000 pornographic websites in order to curb sexual harassment.[12]

References

  1. LA Direct News, Direct Models is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our model, Olivia Nova, LA Direct News, January 8 2018, http://ladirectnews.com/direct-models-is-deeply-saddened-to-learn-of-the-passing-of-our-model-olivia-nova/.
  2. Kelli, Olivia Lua passed away this morning – may she rest in peace, LA Direct News, January 18 2018, http://ladirectnews.com/olivia-lua-passed-away-this-morning-may-she-rest-in-peace/.
  3. Michael French, Microsoft bans nudity, offensive language — Is FOSTA to blame?, AVN, AVN Media Network, March 27 2018, https://avn.com/business/articles/legal/microsoft-bans-nudity-offensive-languageis-fosta-to-blame-769708.html.
  4. Samantha Cole, Sex workers say porn on Google Drive is suddenly disappearing, Motherboard, Vice Media, March 21 2018, https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/9kgwnp/porn-on-google-drive-error.
  5. Tom Jackman, Trump signs ‘FOSTA’ bill targeting online sex trafficking, enables states and victims to pursue websites, The Washington Post, Nash Holdings, April 11 2018, https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/true-crime/wp/2018/04/11/trump-signs-fosta-bill-targeting-online-sex-trafficking-enables-states-and-victims-to-pursue-websites/.
  6. Rhett Pardon, Trump signs SESTA/FOSTA into law, XBIZ, Adnet Media, April 11 2018, http://www.xbiz.com/news/234966/trump-signs-sesta-fosta-into-law.
  7. Controversial SESTA/FOSTA bill signed into law, AVN, AVN Media Network, April 11 2018, https://avn.com/business/articles/legal/controversial-sestafosta-bill-signed-into-law-771622.html.
  8. Amaranta Hank, Tweet n. 988794522489507840, Twitter, Twitter Inc., April 24 2018, https://twitter.com/AmarantaHank/status/988794522489507840.
  9. Facebook Safety, Blog entry, May 22 2018, https://www.facebook.com/fbsafety/posts/1666174480087050.
  10. French Michael, Facebook wants you to upload nude selfies — What can go wrong?, AVN, AVN Media Network, May 25 2018, https://avn.com/business/articles/technology/facebook-wants-you-to-upload-nude-selfies-what-can-go-wrong-778183.html.
  11. Clark-Flory Tracy, Instagram's censorship of #Stripper sparks outcry from sex workers and allies, Jezebel, Gizmodo Media Group, May 29 2018, https://jezebel.com/instagrams-censorship-of-stripper-sparks-outcry-from-s-1826391267.
  12. Al Jazeera, Nepal bans porn sites to curb sexual violence, Al Jazeera, October 4 2018, https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/10/nepal-bans-porn-sites-curb-sexual-violence-181004103812253.html