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Clinton Rejects Call To Prevent Child Porn

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Phillip Stucky Political Reporter

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton refused to sign a pledge Monday that would protect children from exploitation by the porn industry.

“In past Administrations, the Internet obscenity laws have not been aggressively or adequately enforced. The invasion of graphic online worldwide is ‘the largest unregulated social experiment in human history,'” the signed pledge reads.

Unlike Clinton, Republican nominee Donald Trump signed the pledge, promising that, if elected president, he will  “uphold the rule of law by aggressively enforce existing federal laws to prevent the sexual exploitation of children online, including the federal obscenity laws, child pornography laws, sexual predation laws and the sex trafficking laws.”

According to a press release by Enough Is Enough (EIE), the organization behind the pledge, children are frequently exposed to porn and other adult content under current parameters. The group maintains that, “Any child with open Internet access can view, either intentionally or accidentally, sexually exploitative material, ranging from adult pornography, prosecutable obscenity including graphic sex acts, live sex shows, orgies, excretory functions, bestiality, and violence and child pornography.”

EIE aims to make the internet safer for children and families. The group’s president, Donna Rice Hughes, made the pledge available to all candidates for president, including Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.

EIE acknowledges that the Clinton campaign said they don’t sign any pledges. Although the candidate has yet to sign any pledges this election season, Clinton signed a pledge to combat AIDS during her presidential bid in 2008.

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