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NCOSE STATEMENTS TO THE PRESS

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

STATEMENT – Google CEO Asked to Stop Directing Searches to Rape Porn by 104 Survivors and Advocates from 13 Countries 

WASHINGTON, DC (April 22, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), along with a group of 104 survivors and advocates from 13 countries, have sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai requesting that the company “improve its search engine policies to no longer promote access to sexual violence, incest, racist or other abusive pornography.”   The letter is in response to the explosive New…

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STATEMENT – Manhattan DA Stands Up for Victims of Prostitution; to Focus Efforts on Prosecuting Sex Buyers, Traffickers 

Washington, DC (April 21, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) commends the Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. for refusing to criminalize victims of prostitution by announcing that it wouldn’t prosecute individuals in prostitution and unlicensed illicit massage, and instead, would focus efforts on prosecuting the buyers of prostituted persons, as well as their traffickers/pimps. …

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STATEMENT – Google Directs Searches to Child Sexual Abuse & Other Abuse Material on XVideos, New York Times Reports

NCOSE Urges Google to Cut Ties with Porn Industry Washington, DC (April 20, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) once again calls on Google to end its role in perpetuating the pornography industry’s exploitation empire, a complicity that the New York Times exposed by outlining Google’s role in directing people to child sexual abuse…

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STATEMENT – Mastercard Adds New Rules to Confront Pornography Tube Site Abuses 

Washington, DC (April 14, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) commended Mastercard for instituting new rules on banks that process payments for pornography tube sites. In a blog post, Mastercard stated that banks “will need to certify that the seller of adult content has effective controls in place to monitor, block and, where necessary, take…

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STATEMENT – Second Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse Sues Twitter

Washington, DC (April 8, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation Law Center (NCOSE), The Haba Law Firm, and The Matiasic Firm are suing Twitter on behalf of a second survivor of child sexual abuse who was trafficked on the social media platform. The plaintiff, John Doe #2, joins the federal lawsuit originally filed by John…

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STATEMENT – NCOSE Research Institute Director Addresses How “Adult” Hardcore Pornography Fuels Child Sexual Abuse at Harvard Institute Symposium 

Washington, DC (April 8, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) announced that Lisa Thompson, vice president and director of the Research Institute at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, is a keynote speaker at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science’s International Symposium today, April 8, the World Day for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention,…

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STATEMENT – Wish and Diesel Must Stop Advertising on Pornhub and its Parent Company’s Other Porn Sites 

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND (April 7, 2021) – As part of the Dismantle Pornhub Campaign, the International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (ICOSE) and a coalition of 104 survivors and advocates from 13 countries, have sent letters to the CEOs of Wish and Diesel to call both companies out for enabling and profiting from child sexual abuse material, sex trafficking and non-consensual videos on Pornhub and…

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STATEMENT – New Study Shows Sexual Violence Rampant on Pornhub, XVideos, XHamster 

NCOSE Says Pornography Websites Can Never be “Safe Enough” and Must be Investigated Washington, DC (April 6, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) said that pornography websites such as Pornhub and XVideos must be prosecuted for illegal activities, given further evidence of criminal activity in a new analysis published in the British Journal of Criminology. The study, “Sexual violence as a sexual script in mainstream online pornography,” found that of 131,738…

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STATEMENT – Congressional Briefing on April 8 will Demand Criminal Investigation of Pornhub for Distributing Child Exploitation, Sex Trafficking, and Non-Consensual Content

Media Advisory WHAT: A group of survivor and advocate-led organizations are sponsoring a congressional briefing to present evidence of the rampant criminality on Pornhub, which is owned by MindGeek, an international company with offices/servers in the U.S.  Pornhub has profited by distributing child sexual abuse material (CSAM), videos of rape and assault, filmed sex trafficking, and non-consensually recorded…

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STATEMENT – Kanakuk Kamp Leaders Must Be Held Accountable for Child Sexual Abuse

Washington, DC (March 29, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) said that all those responsible for instances of sexual abuse at Kanakuk Kamp, including leadership, must be held accountable given that numerous people have come forward in lawsuits over the years alleging they were sexually abused as minors at the prominent Christian summer camp. “It…

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STATEMENT – Revealed: Visa Processes Payments for Other Pornography Websites, Despite Cutting Ties with Pornhub 

Survivors & Advocates in 11 Countries Urge Visa to Cut All Ties with Sex Trafficking Profiteer MindGeek Cambridge, England (March 26, 2021) – As part of its new Dismantle Pornhub Campaign, the International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (ICOSE), along with 62 survivors and advocates representing eleven countries, have sent a letter to Visa to request that Visa cut ties with all MindGeek-owned entities. MindGeek is…

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STATEMENT – Dignity Defense Alert: Kraft Heinz and Unilever Recognized for Cutting Ties with Pornhub 

Washington, DC (March 22, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is pleased to recognize Kraft Heinz and Unilever as the recipients of its Dignity Defense Alert for publicly stating that they would not advertise on Pornhub, or similar pornographic sites.   The New York Times recently exposed Pornhub for “monetize[ing] child rapes, revenge pornography, spy cam videos of women showering, racist and misogynist content.” NCOSE has also filed a class action…

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