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This week’s cover story over at The Independent is an excellent example of a particular kind of journalism that alternative weekly newspapers used to be known for, i.e. taking on morally ambiguous issues that raise difficlt questions about who we are as a community and a society. Treating the thorny subject of “revenge porn” websites where (mostly) jilted men unload videos of ex-girlfriends, Chet Hardin looks at one of the biggest purveyors of such pornography who lives right here in Briargate. Check it out HERE.

 

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