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It's wrong to use 'child porn' term

Published 26/05/2015

I was upset to see in today's paper the headline "child porn" used at the top of an article on page 14 (News, May 22).

I know that the term "child pornography" is still enshrined in some legislation, but I would like to see it completely replaced as, of course, there is no such thing in reality and it diminishes the seriousness of the offences.

To shorten it only serves to underline this error and false perception.

It may even encourage interest in these images by associating them with legal pornography.

ETHNA DUFFY

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