And finally… doubly obscene

Mexico border

A senior American politician has proposed introducing a new tax on online porn to help fund Donald Trump’s planned wall along the southern US border.

Senator Gail Griffin, a Republican state senator for Arizona, has proposed HB 2444, which requires tech companies to block content that “appeals to the prurient interest” unless a one-time fee of $20 is paid to state authorities.

Revenue from the porn tax would be disseminated in “grants to government agencies and private entities that work to uphold community standards of decency for the purpose of strengthening families and developing, expanding or strengthening programs for victims of sex offences”.

It then lists examples, starting with: “build a border wall between Mexico and this state, or fund border security”.

Senator Griffin has conceded that the bill is considered unlikely to become law, WFLA/NBC reports.