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NCOSE STATEMENTS TO THE PRESS

To contact NCOSE please email at Press@NCOSE.com or call 202-393-7245

STATEMENT: USMCA Package a Boon to Online Sex Traffickers

Washington, D.C. – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) calls on members of Congress to insist that language mimicking Section 230 of the U.S.’s Communications Decency Act (CDA) be removed from the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  “As USMCA negotiations with the Administration continue this week, members of Congress must insist that language shielding the…

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STATEMENT: Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Revisions (COPPA 2.0) Endorsed by NCOSE

Washington, D.C. – National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has agreed to endorse the Children’s Online Privacy Act (2019) (S748/HR3900) introduced by Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Josh Hawley (R-MO.). “In 1998, Congress passed the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). It was a significant step towards protecting the personal information of children online….

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STATEMENT: House Resolution to Fix App Ratings Moves to Protect Kids Online

Washington, DC – A resolution was introduced today by Representatives Mike Johnson (R-LA4) and Ben McAdams (D-UT4) to recognize the need for an independent app rating review board and for user-friendly parental controls. This resolution (H. Res. 721) is endorsed by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, a non-partisan nonprofit in Washington D.C.  “Greater transparency…

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STATEMENT: Instagram is “Predator’s Paradise,” Says International Group of Human Rights NGOs

Joint International Campaign Launched by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (USA), Collective Shout (AU), and Defend Dignity (CDN) Washington, DC – Today three anti-sexual exploitation organizations from three different countries—the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (United States), Collective Shout (Australia), and Defend Dignity (Canada)—launched a campaign to call out rampant sex trafficking, child sexual…

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STATEMENT: Sexploitation in Transportation Addressed in Proposed Legislation, Endorsed by NCOSE

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation Endorses Congressional Efforts to Stem Sexual Harassment and Assault in Transportation Sector Washington, DC – The Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act was introduced today by Rep. Peter DeFazio, and endorsed by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, a non-partisan nonprofit in Washington DC. “Alarmed by incidents…

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Kraft Heinz Pledges No More Porn Site Ads After NCOSE Advocates Speak Out

The global companies Kraft Heinz and Unilever recently came under public scrutiny for advertising on Pornhub—a large, sexually exploitive, pornography site that normalizes themes of racism, incest, and violence against women.  Following initial public backlash, Unilever pledged to never advertise on a pornography website again, but Kraft Heinz initially declined to rule out future plans…

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20 Child Safety Groups Call on Congress: Stop Google Before It Jeopardizes Online Child Safety

On September 17, 2019, 20 child safety and anti-trafficking organizations sent a letter below to Congressional committee leaders raising serious alarms about Google and Mozilla/Cloudfare’s plans to centralize control of the internet’s Domain Name System (DNS) system in a way that could undermine or block online child protection tools and services. Google and Mozilla/Cloudfare have…

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Amazon Called Out for Selling Sexually Exploitive Products by Third Party Sellers

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington, DC – According to an investigation from The Wall Street Journal, Amazon is reportedly selling thousands of products that are mislabeled, banned, or declared unsafe by federal agencies. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has also done an investigation into Amazon and found that the company is also…

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Pioneering Lawsuit Against GirlsDoPorn.com Applauded by National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Business Model Lures Young Women with False Promises and Must Be Exposed Washington, D.C. – As a civil lawsuit filed by 22 women against pornographic website GirlsDoPorn got underway in San Diego Superior Court last week, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) applauds all 22 defendants, who have suffered job loss, psychological harm, and harassment…

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Senate Hearing Uncovers Sexploitation in Apps and Social Media

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE  Washington, DC – On July 9, The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing with twelve senators and a packed room on the topic of “Protecting Innocence in a Digital World” in order to talk about the predatory targeting, grooming, sex trafficking, hardcore pornography, and more that makes…

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Law Firm Representing Sexual Assault Victims Against Major Corporation Receives Award from National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Bold national firm recognized for its consistent diligence in representing women who have been sexually victimized by Massage Envy employees WASHINGTON, DC, June 3, 2019 – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation is set to award the law firm Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP with its Civilian Leadership Award at the 2019 Coalition to End…

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2019 CESE Summit Seeks to Unite and Bolster Efforts to Protect Women, Children, and Men from Sexual Exploitation

The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Global Summit is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Dulles just outside Washington, D.C. on June 12-15. The event is hosted by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) and it is bringing several hundred attendees together from across the United States and from at least 15 different…

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