The global porn industry is worth an estimated US$100 billion annually, yet performers have seen their wages plummet and piracy is rampant. Sex work is legal in New Zealand and other countries, yet many payment processors ban sex workers and porn actors from using their platforms. A nipple can get you suspended from Facebook or Instagram before an incitement to violence will. What happens when moralising turns into gatekeeping? Are we building an internet where small business owners are locked out of the technology and tools they need to succeed?
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