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ESPN: The state of human trafficking and sports

Original Article Published by ESPN Our biggest sports events have joy and compelling stories but also have a dark side, as they are major targets for potential human trafficking threats. The U.N.-backed International Labour Organization estimates that there are more than 40 million current victims of the various forms of human trafficking globally. For perspective, in the…


Verily: Netflix’s ‘Baby’ Glamorizes Sexual Exploitation of Minors

Original Article Published by Verily Magazine In the #MeToo era, we have seen countless women bravely come forward to share their stories of sexual assault and harassment. Many of these accusations have been brought against powerful men who have used their status and rank to take advantage of vulnerable or young women, holding their lives, careers, and emotions hostage. One of…


Significant wins seen in the battle against pornography

Published by the Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — If it’s happened to one vacationer or business traveler, it’s happened to millions: You turn on the TV in your hotel room. On comes the hotel channel. There’s a menu of options you can click. One of those options will be something along the lines of…


Boston Globe: EBSCO accused of including sexual content in school databases

The following is an excerpt from The Boston Globe about pornography on EBSCO research databases. EBSCO was included on our 2018 Dirty Dozen List due to this lack of filtering on their databases, and the potential for children to be exposed to pornography while at school. NCOSE is continuing to research EBSCO databases and reports significant progress…


House passes bill targeting child sex robots

Published in Washington Times  The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill prohibiting the importation and interstate sale of realistic sex dolls and robots designed to resemble children. Introduced by Rep. Dan Donovan, New York Republican, the Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots Act of 2017, or “CREEPER Act,” would rein in the sale…


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…