Haley Halverson Joins EWTN to Discuss Amending the CDA

Last night, our Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach Haley Halverson joined EWTN News Nightly and host Lauren Ashburn to discuss the sexual exploitation of boys and men.  She also explained what Congress can do to help prevent the sex trafficking of children and adults online.

Responding to a question about the alarming rates of sexual exploitation of boys in Halverson responded:

We’re seeing really an era of silence around the sexual exploitation of boys and men.  Society often promotes these myths that men or boys can’t be victims. They’re often met with more distrust than girls are when reporting those things.  So the National Center on Sexual Exploitation is launching a concerted effort to raise awareness around these issues.

Halverson also explained why Congress must amend section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Amending the law will better protect individuals from sex trafficking online.

The CDA is “basically giving broad immunity to websites that are knowingly facilitating trafficking of boys and girls online.”  The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has been vocal about the issue of amending the CDA. Our organization and anti sex trafficking groups are facing opposition from tech giants like Google and Facebook.

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NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.


The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.


NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.



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