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Action Alert: Will Your Senator Help Fight Online Sex Trafficking?

As you may know, sex trafficking has moved online. But our laws haven’t kept up. In fact, federal law (Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act) gives broad immunity to websites that facilitate sex trafficking. Even websites like Backpage.com (a company on NCOSE’s Dirty Dozen List) that earn most of their profits from sex trafficking […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

2014 Dirty Dozen List: Hilton Hotels

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

Summer Seminar: Fighting Sexual Exploitation – How to Make a Difference Where You Are

Too often people feel like they cannot make a difference. The reasons are endless: you don’t have extra money, you live far away, you don’t have the ability to work on these issues full-time, etc. But the National Center on Sexual Exploitation is here to equip and empower you wherever you’re at. Make sure to […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen List: EBSCO

Google Lobbyists Are Opposing Efforts to Amend a Law that Could Decrease Online Sex Trafficking

These actions come after reports reveal Google’s longtime support of Backpage.com, well-known trafficking website 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. 1693 and H.R. […]

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2013 Dirty Dozen: Google

Twelve Days of Action: Half-Way Through This Year’s Dirty Dozen List

While we’ve had a number of victories, the targets on the 2017 Dirty Dozen List have avoided changing their policies. They are still facilitating sexual exploitation. Examples of minimal progress: Comcast promised to implement changes, but insists on still selling extremely violent pornography. EBSCO Information Services has made some efforts to clean up their K-12 school […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List: EBSCO

Do Online Databases Filter Out Enough Inappropriate Material?

EDUCATION WEEK A recent dispute over an electronic database used in thousands of schools in the U.S. is a reminder of the precarious balance between access and censorship—especially now that more teachers and schools are using primary sources and online materials to supplement or replace textbooks. The dispute centers on EBSCO, an online databases and resources […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen List: EBSCO

Progress Report: Meeting with the U.S. Department of Education, New Campaigns, and More

I have a sign in my office that says simply: “Communicate results.” It’s meant to remind me to tell our supporters the good things we are accomplishing. Yet, things have been happening so fast this year that I find it difficult to honor that command. So, here is a quick update on this last week: […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

Call Comcast Executives! Join Us For An Action Blitz Against This Mainstream Pornography Distributor

Join us for our call blitz to tell Comcast to stop selling hardcore pornography!   Comcast is a well-respected mainstream company that provides cable TV, high-speed Internet, and Xfinity video-on-demand. However, Comcast is also a major distributor of hardcore pornography. Through its on-demand videos and premium channel services, Comcast sells pornography with racist themes, incest themes, and teen themes. We […]

2017 Dirty Dozen: Comcast

We Found More Than 50 Sexually Graphic Articles On This School Database In 50 Minutes

*Warning: sexually graphic material discussed, and brief sexualized images are shown in this video. Those of you who have been following our Dirty Dozen List campaign about EBSCO know that this online library database is exposing elementary and middle school students to pornographic and sexually explicit results in online educational resources they’re using for their […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

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