May 11, 2015

Twitter Loses Advertiser Over Porn Policy

National Center on Sexual Exploitation applauds Nielson for pulling their ads

Washington, DC (May 12, 2015) – National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE) applauds TV and digital media company, Nielsen for exercising sound judgment and corporate responsibility by way of its decision to pull an ad campaign off of the site of the social media company, Twitter. Nielsen recognizes that their brand and ad campaign cannot be surrounded by the pornography and exploitation that exists on Twitter. NCSE previously put Twitter on its annual Dirty Dozen List of leading groups contributing to and profiting from sexual exploitation for this very reason.

While Twitter acknowledges it is working to stop ads from showing up next to pornographic content, its policies do very little to restrict and eliminate the pornographic and explicit content from regularly existing on its platform. Twitter’s policy reads: “We do not regulate Tweets that link to content on external websites, including pornography.” For this reason, Twitter has become the new “micro-porn” service with tens of thousands of pornographic tweets an hour. Thanks to Nielson’s leadership, parents and other companies will be made more aware of Twitter’s facilitation of sexual exploitation.

We invite you to join us in praising and thanking Nielsen for pulling its ad campaign and exercising corporate responsibility here: http://bit.ly/1KACNd6

To learn more about National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s annual Dirty Dozen List, please visit: http://endsexualexploitation.org/dirty-dozen/

If you would like to schedule an interview with Dawn Hawkins, please contact Amanda Smith at (202) 393-7245 or amanda@ncose.com.

About National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE)
Founded in 1962, National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE), formerly Morality in Media (MIM), is the leading national organization dedicated to opposing pornography by highlighting the links to sex trafficking, violence against women, child abuse, and addiction. The organization changed its name to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation early in 2015 to better describe the scope and mission to expose the seamless connection between all forms of sexual exploitation.

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