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Myth vs Facts about Amending the CDA: Human Rights Activists Respond to Tech Industry

Below is a joint letter by human rights activists, organized by IAmJaneDoe, to members of Congress regarding new legislation that could dramatically decrease online sex trafficking As organizations committed to the protection of trafficking victims, we are deeply concerned by the pervasive misinformation being posited in opposition to the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of […]

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2013 Dirty Dozen: Google

STATEMENT: Google Opposes Efforts to Amend CDA, Supports Websites Facilitating Sex Trafficking

These actions come after reports reveal Google’s longtime support of Backpage.com, well-known trafficking website Washington, DC – Today, Google lobbyists blitzed members of the U.S. Congress with this email asking them to stop their efforts to combat online sex trafficking by amending section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) in the respective bills S. […]

STATEMENT: Will Steam Video Game Company Pixelate Nudity, but Keep Rape in Graphic House Party Game?

Video Game Temporarily Removed After Thousands of Complaints Washington, DC – Steam, a popular online video game store used by an estimated 35 million children, has temporarily removed the pornographic House Party game from its online store until the developer makes undisclosed alterations to the game. Controversy: “The video game company Steam cannot simply pixelate […]

BREAKING: Popular Videogame Distributor Advertises “Porno Studio” Game to Millions of Children

Videogame Company Comes Under Fire for Promoting Sexual Coercion and Exploitation A mainstream online videogame store, with an estimated 35 million users under the age of 18, is facilitating gamified sexual coercion and animated pornography featuring genitalia, ejaculation, to users of all ages. This is occurring through the Steam® video game distribution platform, which was […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

STATEMENT: National Center on Sexual Exploitation Exposes School Educational Database Company Providing K-12 Students with Pornography

Washington DC – EBSCO Information Services, the largest U.S. online library database subscription for K-12 schools, has come under fire from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation for exposing children to pornographic and sexually graphic content in their educational products. Though EBSCO has worked with NCOSE to clean up their systems, the National Center on […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List: EBSCO

STATEMENT: New Legislation Seeks to PREVENT Sex Trafficking

Below is a joint press statement from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Exodus Cry, the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, and Shared Hope International regarding new sex trafficking legislation that will revolutionize legislative efforts to combat sexual exploitation. Over 200 Organizations, 30 Survivors, and 1200 Advocates Issue Letter Urging Members of Congress to Get Serious About Global Sex […]

BREAKING: Google is a Mainstream Supporter of Sex Traffickers

Report Reveals Google Support of Backpage.com Yesterday a coalition of consumer and anti-trafficking advocates released a report documenting that Google has financially backed the efforts of digital rights groups to defend Backpage.com—a website notorious for facilitating prostitution and sex trafficking—from numerous legal challenges. The report cited evidence that Google and the groups it financially supports have […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

STATEMENT: Navy and Marine Corps Overlook Root Cause of Nude Photo Scandal

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington, DC – A revision to Navy regulations prohibits Navy and Marine Corps personnel from posting intimate photos that are “nonconsensual.” “This regulation is only a few steps removed from political theater,” said Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. “While it’s encouraging to see […]

Issue: Military – Pentagon Watch on Sexual Exploitation

STATEMENT: Porn Industry HIV Scare Shows Porn Producers Value Profits Over Performer Health

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington DC – The Free Speech Coalition—a lobby and PR arm of the pornography industry—has stated the pornography production hold in Los Angeles will continue as they await retesting for a performer who recently tested positive for HIV. The Executive Director of the Free Speech Coalition concluded his […]

STATEMENT: NCOSE Supports Congresswoman Wagner’s Bill to Stop Online Sex Trafficking

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington DC – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO) introduced a bill today to amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), which has been used to shield online facilitators of sex trafficking. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) applauds this effort to clarify the law. “It’s no […]

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