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Our 2020 Impact—With You On Our Side

With 2020 behind us and a new year ahead of us, we’d like to take a moment to look back at all that we accomplished last year.  At the beginning of 2020, we had a three-year plan to dismantle the sexual exploitation industry as we know it, from all angles—advocacy, legislative, and legal perspectives. Despite…

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STATEMENT – NCOSE Applauds 2nd Lawsuit Filed Against Pornhub for Profiting from Sexual Abuse Material 

Washington, DC (January 13, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is supportive of a lawsuit filed by an Ontario woman against Mindgeek, the parent company of Pornhub, for hosting child sexual abuse material (CSAM) and non-consensual sexual content. The lawsuit was filed in Quebec.   “Pornhub must be held accountable, and we commend this Canadian…

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STATEMENT – Yes, Parler Has Issues. But Google and Amazon Must Also Confront Violence, Exploitation

Washington, DC (January 12, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) called on Google and Amazon to eradicate violence and sexually-exploitative content on their platforms and in their products, in keeping with their recent decisions to remove social media platform, Parler, for hosting content deemed to incite violence. Both Google and Amazon are on NCOSE’s 2020 Dirty Dozen List for being mainstream…

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STATEMENT – NCOSE Announces Slate of 2021 Events Designed to Confront Sexual Exploitation

Washington, DC (January 11, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has announced the dates of its 2021 events: the annual Dirty Dozen List reveal event and the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit.   “Sexual exploitation knows no bounds. Our 2021 events will expose and confront purveyors of sexual abuse and exploitation, and…

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An End to the Internet Pornography Industry as We Know It

This past December, we achieved our biggest victory yet—after years of tireless advocacy from passionate defenders of dignity like you, the hardcore online pornography titan Pornhub is finally crumbling before our eyes!  Fighting against the pornography and commercial sex industries can feel like an uphill battle, a hill so steep that sometimes it seems we…

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An Open Letter to Parler for Hosting Pornography in the Name of “Free Speech”

To John Matze, CEO and Co-founder; Jared Thomson, Co-founder; and Rebekah Mercer, Co-founder: Parler is facilitating sexual exploitation by hosting degrading and abusive content. By allowing pornography, you expose users to its many proven harms and provide space that sex traffickers/pimps and pornography producers will doubtlessly use—and very likely already are—to profit from people’s pain….

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How to Protect and Empower Kids Online: An Interview with Wired Human

In a world increasingly ruled by technology and instant information, it can be tempting to move toward progress and enjoy the benefits without stopping to think how it affects one of our most vulnerable populations: children. In their new book, The Glass Between Us, authors Jason and Lisa Frost of Wired Human put children and…

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STATEMENT – Visa Prioritizes Profits from Abusive Pornography Industry  

Washington, DC (December 24, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) criticized Visa’s announcement that it would resume processing payments for MindGeek sites that “offer professionally produced adult studio content.” “The dark truth of Visa’s rosy announcement is that the company prioritizes profits from incest, racist, violent, and teen-themed pornography, the most common themes in professionally-produced…

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Still image from Rose Kalemba's Pornhub Story video (a.k.a. How Traffickinghub Exploited the Assault of Rose Kalemba")

Rose Kalemba and Pornhub: How MindGeek Exploited the Sexual Assault of a 14-Year-Old

At the age of 14, Rose Kalemba was beaten, stabbed and raped while her attackers filmed the entire harrowing experience. The videos of her violent rape were then uploaded to Pornhub, one of the world’s largest pornography “tube” sites which is owned by MindGeek, where Rose’s assault was immortalized for the millions of viewers the…

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Pornhub Continues to Fall: Sued by 40 Survivors of Sex Trafficking

Over 40 survivors of the abuse and sex trafficking perpetrated by a former pornography production company, GirlsDoPorn, have sued Pornhub for its role in their exploitation. The lawsuit was filed on December 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California by the Holm Law Group PC and the O’Brien Law Firm, APLC.  The…

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