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Salvation Army Magazine: Summit on Fighting Sexual Exploitation

Originally published on the Salvation Army Warcry Magazine: The room was electric as 600 advocates from 18 countries gathered to strengthen each other and share resources in the fight against sexual exploitation. Speakers at the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit general sessions, held April 4-7, in Washington, DC, shined their light into some…


Haley Halverson Today Show Cosmopolitan Walmart

More than 1,000 Press Outlets Covering Walmart & Cosmo Victory

Within 24 hours of announcing Walmart’s policy change to remove Cosmopolitan Magazine from all check out aisles in their 5,000+ stores, more than 1,000 press outlets have covered NCOSE’s victory. It is also trending on Twitter nationwide.   NCOSE was on the Today Show, BBC, and many local Fox Affiliates. We have requests for interviews…


USA Today: Walmart to remove ‘Cosmopolitan’ magazine from checkout lines amid Me Too movement

Walmart is saying goodbye to Cosmopolitan. The retail giant will remove the women’s fashion magazine from checkout lines at 5,000 stores across the country, according to a press release from National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) Tuesday, an organization that helped instigate the policy change. “You can go through and buy your groceries with your family knowing you…


Fox News: Is the online sex trafficking era about to meet the ‘delete’ key?

Across the web, online administrators are hitting “delete” on sex ads. Several websites built solely around prostitution and sex trafficking, such as Cityvibe, have begun going dark, and mainstream websites like Craigslist and Reddit are removing their “Hookers” and “Personals” sections which acted as thin veneers for sex trafficking and prostitution advertisements. Why? This week,…


CBN: ‘A Victory for Survivors’: Congress Passes Anti-Sex Tracking Bill – How It Targets Backpage and Other ‘Bad Actors’

WASHINGTON – At long last Congress has passed a bill to combat online sex trafficking now that the Senate has approved the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) 97 to 2. “In an increasingly technology-driven world, it is important for us to continue working to stop the evils of sex and human trafficking. Proud to…


Broadcasting & Cable: Hill Passes Bill Targeting Online Sex Trafficking

In another government shot across the bow at edge providers, the bipartisan Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) has passed the Senate 97 to 2. It passed the House last month, and now heads to the President’s desk, where it will get a warm reception. “President Donald J. Trump applauds the Senate for passing H.R. 1865,…


CNet: Senate approves controversial online sex trafficking bill

Bill is intended is to curb online sex trafficking by holding website operators more accountable for their users’ activities. The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a controversial online sex trafficking bill, despite objections by some in the tech industry. The legislation, known as Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), was…


Yahoo News: States, including Florida, tackle a different threat to teens: pornography

As survivors of the Stoneman Douglas shooting packed the gallery of Florida’s statehouse last month to see how their legislators would vote on potential gun control regulation, the legislators had something else on their minds altogether. After deciding against debating a ban on assault weapons, less than an hour later the House passed a bill…


Patheos: More Good News on the Porn Front: Revcontent Eliminating Sexually Explicit Material

Any of us who regularly use the internet are bombarded with sexually objectifying and explicit advertisements. Sleazy, hypersexualized online ads appear virtually everywhere online, alongside completely unrelated internet content.  This content is often unsought by and offensive to internet users. Thanks to more awareness about the ramifications of pornography, some progress is being felt throughout…


Lifezette: Spring Break: Shining a Light on the Dark Side

Blue skies, gorgeous water, big fun — in these environments especially, our kids need to beware of a sex-trafficking industry in overdrive “Spring break” and “sex trafficking” are not terms you often find in the same sentence — but rather than provide parents with details about popular destinations or best hotels for vacations at this…


Medium: Does #MeToo Have the Power to Bring Down Corporatized Sex Trafficking?

Pending Senate Vote on CDA a Critical Test of Movement’s Power While it may feel like old news now, the revelations about sexual harassment and abuse perpetrated against dozens of women by Harvey Weinstein have had important and far-reaching ripple effects. Suddenly, an ocean of women’s narratives about sexual injustice and abuse long held back…


Herald-Tribune: Sarasota’s Revcontent bans sexual content

It makes 250 billion content recommendations a month, so the effect could be widespread Sarasota digital marketing company Revcontent said it has revised its content policy to eliminate the use of sexually objectifying language and explicit content. Revcontent said it is the first advertising network to be endorsed by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation…