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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

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

This YouTube Loophole is Benefiting Pirates and Pornographers

Internet pirates and pornographers are taking advantage of a YouTube loophole that shields them from content review. For years YouTube has insisted that its policies prohibit sexually explicit material like pornography. Of course, this claim has always fallen flat against the virtually countless pornographic videos that are easily accessible on the video-sharing platform. There are several reasons […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

YouTube Continues Failing to Enforce its Community Guidelines

YouTube, for the second consecutive year, has been included on the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s annual Dirty Dozen List. The popular video-sharing site returns to the annual list for the original reason: failing to eliminate sexually explicit and pornographic content—both softcore and hardcore—in videos posted on its site. While YouTube’s Community Guidelines clearly delineate […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

2017 Dirty Dozen: YouTube

Their Policies

Despite YouTube’s Community Guidelines, which specifically prohibit sexual nudity, pornography, and other sexually explicit content, such content is uploaded in droves on the website each day and Google allows much to remain, amassing millions of views and handsome profits. Community Guidelines: “YouTube is not for pornography or sexually explicit content.” “Most nudity is not allowed, particularly […]

2017 Dirty Dozen: YouTube

Screenshots From YouTube

PROBLEM: Searches and Related Content Many innocent search terms used in YouTube will bring up hardcore and violent explicit videos because uploaders use misleading descriptions or foreign languages when adding the content. Certainly, Google has the ability to develop a system for analyzing the images and not just the text descriptions of uploaded content. Another […]

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