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Report of NCOSE’s 2017 Efforts to Defend Dignity

To my dear allies and friends in this fight, I want to extend my warmest thanks to you for your generous support of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation in 2017. Your dedication to defending human dignity is a personal inspiration to myself and our team, as we are reminded that so many individuals across […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

James Franco’s Show The Deuce Normalizes Sexual Exploitation of Women. Now He’s Accused of Sexual Misconduct.

Multiple women, including two actresses, accused actor, director, and producer James Franco of sexual misconduct after he wore a “Time’s Up” pin to the Golden Globe Awards. Franco says the allegations “aren’t accurate,” but he supports “change.” Franco is a producer and actor for HBO’s sexually exploitive show, The Deuce, which is about pornography and […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

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

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