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Apple’s iBooks Perpetuates Rape Myths in the Black Community

WARNING & POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING: Graphic language and depictions are included in these sections. Apple’s iBooks, while a useful app in many ways, is promulgating erotic literature that normalize rape myths in the Black community. This literature has an immense effect on readers, and it’s astounding that Apple would agree to publish this content, considering […]

iBooks iRacism

2018 Dirty Dozen List: iBooks

Apple’s iBooks Is Promoting Content Steve Jobs Wanted to Keep Off the iPhone

According to TechCrunch and Huffington Post, Apple founder Steve Jobs replied to a customer’s complaint about a lack of porn in the App Store with the following statement: “we do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone. Folks who want porn can buy and [sic] Android phone.” Both news outlets […]

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2018 Dirty Dozen List: iBooks

The Failure of Comcast in the #MeToo Era

Trigger warning: image included which lists names of pornography titles being sold by Comcast. There are no hypersexualized or nude images, only words. In today’s #MeToo culture, where sexual harassment and assault are rampant, corporations like Comcast have a renewed corporate responsibility to refrain from facilitating or profiting from material that promotes sexual exploitation. However, […]

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2018 Dirty Dozen: Comcast

Gamers react to NCOSE’s fight against sexually exploitive video games

WARNING & POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING: Graphic language and depictions are included in these sections. This article contains links to sexually graphic material. Reader discretion is advised. Recently, a gaming blog attacked the National Center on Sexual Exploitation for fighting sexploitation by pressuring “Valve to crackdown on developers distributing uncensored patches on the Steam platform.” This […]

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2018 Dirty Dozen List: Steam

iBooks: Parent Safety Tutorial

In today’s day and age, protecting children from inappropriate sexual content is a constant battle. Here at NCOSE, we’re committed not only to fighting sexual exploitation, but also supporting families in their defense against it. This article will walk you through the protections iBooks provides and what they don’t protect you from. Bad News: What’s […]

iBooks Safety (Facebook)

2018 Dirty Dozen List: iBooks

How One Family Is Taking A Stand Against Pornography and Sexual Exploitation in America’s Schools

Guest Post By Robin Paterson The truth is so shocking and unbelievable that many people do just that: they don’t believe it. But, as the parents of a middle school child, we discovered porn in the school sponsored digital databases last year. We discovered, quite by accident, while perusing articles on “grade 7 biology”, that […]

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2018 Dirty Dozen List: EBSCO

YouTube’s System for Reporting Sexualized Comments Has Been Broken for More Than a Year

Youtube has a group of “Trusted Flaggers” who are volunteer moderators who help to identify and flag inappropriate content that is against YouTube’s Community Guidelines. The Trusted Flaggers group includes volunteers, some charities and law enforcement agencies. YouTube says, “reports of violations by Trusted Flaggers are accurate more than 90% of the time.” In November […]

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2018 Dirty Dozen: YouTube

Youtube’s Search Autofill Revealed Shocking Child Sex Results

At the end of November 2017, Buzzfeed News confirmed dozens of users that were reporting how a Youtube search starting with “how to have” auto-filled with pedophiliac phrases. These phrases included “how to have s*x with your kids” and “how to have s*x kids”. Even on incognito browsers that don’t take into account past search […]

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2018 Dirty Dozen: YouTube

Twitter Bans AI-Generated and Non-Consensual Porn But Fails to Remove Incest, Rape-Themed Porn

If Twitter wants to take a stand against sexual exploitation on its platform, it’s time for it to holistically enforce its policy against pornography. Recently, a trend of fake pornographic videos of celebrities, generated by artificial intelligence algorithms, has emerged on social media sites. The social media platform recently made a public statement condemning the […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen: Twitter

Abuse in 50 Shades Freed Fuels #MeToo Culture

The Fifty Shades franchise is advertised as an erotic romance, but in reality it is a story of sexual violence. Fifty Shades Freed, irresponsibly and dangerously legitimizes sexual violence against women and encourages women to accept this type of abuse as normal or even desirable. If we are ready to transform how our culture treats women — […]

Fifty Shades of Grey Is Abuse

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