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Thank This Tech Company for Standing Against Online Sex Trafficking

Oracle, a multinational computer technology corporation, became the very first major tech company to publicly support Congressional efforts to amend the Communications Decency Act Section 230, which currently allows broad immunity to websites facilitating sex trafficking. While many companies and activists in the technology industry have opposed these efforts, Oracle has taken a stand for […]

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In Light of Google’s Positive Policy Changes, Work Remains

As our 12 Days of Action campaign has recently ended, and while reflecting on our recent successes and the victories yet to come, I am struck by the sheer magnitude of the companies we embark on changing, including Google, a company we are all familiar with. These massive companies with thousands of employees and hundreds […]

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If Motels Can Be Held Liable for Facilitating Sex Trafficking, Why Can’t Websites?

As reported by the Star Tribune, a motel in California has settled a case brought by Los Angeles City for its alleged role as a hub for sex trafficking activity. Motel 6 has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by Los Angeles that alleged one of the chain’s locations was a base […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

Join the Back to School Campaign for Porn-Free Schools

As children head back to school this fall, all of us want to be assured our kids will be in safe environments, right? None of us would want our children introduced to addictive substances like cigarettes or drugs in school, and the same goes for sexually exploitative materials. Yet, children across the nation, in both […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen List: EBSCO

Game of Thrones Ditched Sexual Violence but Embraced Erotic Incest in Season 7

In season 7, Game of Thrones departed from past seasons in a dramatic way This season there were no scenes of graphic sexual violence, and there wasn’t a single scene that involved being in a brothel that or using women in prostitution. This is a significant change! This season even had the highest audience yet for the […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen: HBO

Understanding Online Sex Trafficking and the Communications Decency Act

BACKGROUND INFO ON THE COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT: In this digital age, sex trafficking of children and adults flourishes online. Why? In good measure because 47 USC 230 has been interpreted by federal and state courts to prevent victims of sex trafficking from suing these websites under either state or federal laws and to prevent States […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

Sign the Petition: Tell HBO to Stop Producing The Deuce

Our nation is awash in pornography addictions and sexual violence. Yet, HBO is continuing to promote these themes in exchange for profits. This new show, The Deuce, chronicles the growth of the pornography industry and of prostitution in New York City during the 1970s and ‘80s.  This shift gave rise to a multi-million dollar sexually […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen: HBO

The Deuce Pilot: A Premiere Rife with Graphic Sexual Exploitation

Trigger warning: this article contains descriptions of graphic sexualized exploitation depicted in HBO’s The Deuce pilot episode   HBO’s The Deuce premieres in September, however subscribers were given a pass to watch the pilot early. As suspected, The Deuce, which is set in New York around the boom of the pornography industry in America, is […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen: HBO

50 Attorneys General Ask Congress to Amend the Communications Decency Act…AGAIN

On August 16, 2017, 50 state and territorial attorneys general in a bi-partisan coalition urged Congress to affirm the authority of state, local, and territorial law enforcement to investigate and prosecute companies that profit from the promotion and facilitation of sex trafficking. View Letter here. In July 2013, 49 state and territorial attorneys general sent […]

Communications Decency Act

An Open Letter to the Porn Industry from a Recovering Porn Addict

One user on Reddit is calling out the pornography industry in the below open letter. A lot of us ended up with PMO [porn-masturbation orgasm] addictions through porn. We know we bear a lot of blame for what happened to us, but we also know that you, the porn industry, is leading unsuspecting young people into your […]

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Issue: Pornography Harms

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