Texas Sues xHamster and Chaturbate

Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the porn sites after having also sued Pornhub, complaining that the sites are not complying with Texas' age verification law.
xHamster and Chaturbate logos over a Texas flag
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton just sued two more porn sites, xHamster and Chaturbate, alleging they aren’t complying with age verification laws.

As first reported by local news outlet KXAN, the Office of the Attorney General filed two civil lawsuits on Tuesday afternoon against Hammy Media, which owns xHamster, and Multi Media, which owns Chaturbate

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 1181 into law in June, which requires porn sites to verify the ages of users through a driver’s license or passport. If porn sites don’t force consenting adults to hand over a government-issued ID in order to watch other consenting adults have sex on camera, they face heavy fines.

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