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STATEMENT – Larry Flynt Profited from Sexual Exploitation of Women

WASHINGTON, DC (February 10, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has released a statement about the passing of pornographer Larry Flynt. “Larry Flynt should be remembered as a scourge on society; he directly contributed to and profited from the sexual exploitation of women for the majority of his career, and our culture is…

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Corporations Making Changes: 2020 Victories to Celebrate 

February 9, 2021 is the global observance of Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day focuses on the idea that everyone plays an important role in making the internet better. To protect children online, and create a space where all are free from the harms of sexual abuse and exploitation, we all—families, corporations, governments—play an important…

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NCOSE joins NTIA, Food & Drug Administration, Homeland Security, and more in asking Congress for more secure, accountable policy around WHOIS

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation stands with many respected stakeholders who are also calling on the U.S. Congress to take action for a safer, secure, and more accountable Internet by ensuring a “thick-WHOIS” process that allows law enforcement and other key entities access to contact information for owners of top-level domains. Transparency and accountability…

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Why Self-Regulation Can’t Fix Pornhub (or the Pornography Industry)

Following up on announcements it made in December 2020, Pornhub has provided more details about how it intends to “address” abuse on its platform. By trotting out a list of proposed “improvements” using buzzwords such as “biometric user verification,” “improved moderation,” and “transparency reports,” the MindGeek-owned website is hoping that its proposed pornography regulation tactics…

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Only a few fans at Super Bowl LV? That’s no problem for sex traffickers.

The fact that Super Bowl LV, a game featuring Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs squaring off against Tom Brady and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will likely long hold the record for the fewest fans in attendance at a Super Bowl would be a problem for sex traffickers… if commonly held misperceptions about sex trafficking…

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The Canadian Parliament’s Hearing Taking on MindGeek Executives

On February 1st, 2021, the Canadian House of Commons Ethics Committee launched their investigation into MindGeek, the parent company of Pornhub, for hosting videos of child sexual abuse, rape, sex-trafficking, and non-consensually distributed content. The Ethics Committee opened the investigation by interviewing Serena Fleites, a survivor of image-based child sexual abuse distributed through Pornhub, and Michael Bowe, an American…

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Twitter Profited from Sex Trafficking of Young Boy via Child Sexual Abuse Material

When John Doe was only 13 years old, a tragic series of events unfolded that he was powerless to stop and Twitter made money off his most traumatic moments. It is on behalf of John Doe and countless other survivors like him that the National Center on Sexual Exploitation Law Center—along with The Haba Law…

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STATEMENT – Canadian Parliament Must Take Opportunity to Hold Pornhub’s Executives to Account  

Pornhub Under Fire for Hosting Child Sexual Abuse, Sex Trafficking Videos  Washington, DC (February 3, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is urging the Canadian Parliament to ensure that executives of Pornhub’s parent company, MindGeek, are held to account for profiting from child sexual abuse and sex trafficking material found on Pornhub. MindGeek executives are scheduled…

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Image of John Weaver, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, overlaid on image of The Lincoln Project for purpose of commentary on how a wealthy and powerful man leveraged his position of influence to attempt to solicit sex from younger men

Accusations Against John Weaver a Reminder of the Sexual Exploitation Faced by Boys and Men

The accusations of sexual harassment—including allegations which appear to describe the grooming of a teenage boy—leveled against John Weaver, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, represent yet another tragic reminder of a reality which has long gone underreported even as far too many people have lived it: 1) sexual abuse and exploitation are perpetrated in all…

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#DirtyDozenList Victory: Celebrating Amazon’s New Parental Controls 

While we believe that BigTech has a responsibility to proactively create safe spaces online (especially for children) without being pressured to do so by advocacy organizations and parents, we still appreciate when corporations make positive changes.    We thank Amazon Prime Video for finally giving parents some control about what kind of media their young children are exposed to on…

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