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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

Podcast: How Can We Change Corporate Policies That Exploit?

Ep. 20 Changing culture by changing major companies.   We live in an age where many consumers demand transparency from companies they trust. We want to know the working conditions of those who made our clothing, and if pesticides were used to grow our food. Now, thanks to The Dirty Dozen List, we can see which […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

Progress from Verizon!

Verizon has a long history of profiting from hardcore pornography. Verizon has even defended teen, rape, incest, and racist-themed pornography as a benefit to their customers! Of course, we know that pornography is neurologically and psychologically harmful, and inextricably synonymous with sexual exploitation. However, we do have encouraging news! After we met with Verizon’s CEO and […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

Snapchat “Discover” is Not Safe For Work or Children

[Trigger Warning: titles of explicit and offensive articles found on Snapchat Discover are included in this blog.] Snapchat rates itself as appropriate for ages 12+ for infrequent mild sexual content and nudity, and for infrequent mild mature suggestive themes. But, I’m not sure if Snapchat knows the meaning of the words “infrequent” and “mild.” I […]

2016 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

Why is Amazon.com Hosting Pornographic Websites?

Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer, has a shady side business. While the policies of this corporation technically prohibit the sale of pornography, its practices tell a different story. Hardcore pornographic videos are available on Amazon Instant, and many more are available for quick shipping through Amazon Prime. In addition to this, Amazon’s Kindle e-reader has already exposed children to sexually […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

Chatting with the CEO of Verizon about Pornography

Last year I landed my dream job—a position with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation! I had known Patrick Trueman and Dawn Hawkins for several years, deeply admired their work, and longed to join them in it. Finally my dream came true last July, and as it turns out, working side-by-side with them has been […]

2016 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

VIDEO: Sharing Policy Victories with Over 900 Pastors and Community Leaders

NCOSE’s President, Patrick Trueman, and Executive Director, Dawn Hawkins, spoke this week to over 900 pastors and community leaders in North Carolina at the Set Free Summit. Watch our presentation here:   This conference addressed the pervasive problem of Internet pornography and presented proven solutions to set people free. Pastors, youth pastors, and other community […]

2016 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

Proof: Sex Trafficking on Backpage

Backpage.com is the leading U.S. website for prostitution advertising, generating nearly 80% of all the online prostitution advertising revenue. Law enforcement officials say trafficked women and children are sold on Backpage daily. The site is even actively opposing laws that make it a felony to advertise sexual services of children. For this reason, NCOSE has […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

Letter to Verizon Executives: Stop Facilitating Exploitation

WARNING: POSSIBLE TRIGGER. GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS USED BY VERIZON ARE INCLUDED IN THIS TEXT. This letter was sent by NCOSE on December 11, 2015. Mr. Lowell C. McAdam, Chairman and CEO Verizon Communications Inc. 140 West Street New York, NY 10007   Dear Mr. McAdam: We are writing to express our dismay concerning Verizon’s ongoing distribution of hardcore pornography via Fios television’s video-on-demand and […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

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