Filters: Do conservative countries want them because their people search more porn?

Author_Pauline_ReageDemand for filters and pornography correlate in the U.S. “Mormon Nevada,” a purveyor once told me, “is our best market. We sell more in conservative states.” I thought he was joking, but the Washington Post reports an academic study with confirmation that many comservatice states have high demand for exciting lit. (Not Utah, however.)  

    In the ITU and other international fora, religious countries like Saudi Arabia are often in the lead calling for “security,” which to them includes protection against immoral content. Perhaps the elite in the nation’s strongest in opposing censorship (Denmark, U.S. but not France or Germany) are less worried because they believe their citizens are jaded from an early age. That might be true in Washington or New York even if Southerners are less easily satiated.

    Conservative Texas and Georgia are at the top of the chart for Google searches for this content. Vermonters, who send the only socialist to the U.S. Senate, is at the bottom. Liberal California is also near the top, which might be a result of other behavior patterns.

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