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Snapchat “Discover” is Not Safe For Work or Children

[Trigger Warning: titles of explicit and offensive articles found on Snapchat Discover are included in this blog.] Snapchat rates itself as appropriate for ages 12+ for infrequent mild sexual content and nudity, and for infrequent mild mature suggestive themes. But, I’m not sure if Snapchat knows the meaning of the words “infrequent” and “mild.” I…

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Petition Against Amnesty International’s Prostitution Policy Breaks 35,000 Signatures

JOIN THE CAUSE AND SIGN THE PETITION HERE. Amnesty International has recently endorsed a policy of full decriminalization of prostitution, and human rights advocates are speaking up in protest. Decriminalized prostitution refers to the removal of laws criminalizing the sex trade. One form of decriminalization—commonly referred to as the Nordic model—targets only individuals involved in…

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SNAPCHAT + SNAPCASH: A Powerful Combination Ripe for Sexploitation

By: Irene Neumann Snapchat is an increasingly popular messaging and photo sharing application for iPhones, iPads and Android devices. How it works and what it does is part of the reason for the app’s success. Its premise is simple: photos or videos that are sent to a recipient can be viewed only for the number…

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Chatting with the CEO of Verizon about Pornography

Last year I landed my dream job—a position with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation! I had known Patrick Trueman and Dawn Hawkins for several years, deeply admired their work, and longed to join them in it. Finally my dream came true last July, and as it turns out, working side-by-side with them has been…

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VICTORY: Overstock rejects profits from exploitation

Another company has chosen to reject profits that come from sexual exploitation! Overstock.com has just removed the pages and pages of hardcore pornographic material they were selling.  They worked through the night yesterday to rid their website of this harmful material. Corporate executives and government leaders are finally joining families and individuals around the country…

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VIDEO: Sharing Policy Victories with Over 900 Pastors and Community Leaders

NCOSE’s President, Patrick Trueman, and Executive Director, Dawn Hawkins, spoke this week to over 900 pastors and community leaders in North Carolina at the Set Free Summit. Watch our presentation here:   This conference addressed the pervasive problem of Internet pornography and presented proven solutions to set people free. Pastors, youth pastors, and other community…

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Starwood Hotels Promised to Remove Pay-Per-View Pornography

We are happy to announce that as of January 1, 2016 the Starwood global hotel chain (which includes brands: the Westin, Sheraton, Four Points, Aloft, Le Meridien, and more) has implemented a new policy that no longer provides pornography choices as part of their on-demand/pay-per view television offerings. BACKGROUND: NCOSE alerted Starwood in 2015 that…

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Press Conference: DOJ Named Top Facilitator of Sexual Exploitation

Video from Online Press Conference hosted by National Center on Sexual Exploitation on February 1, 2016. NCOSE President & CEO, Patrick Trueman, and NCOSE Law Center Director, Dani Bianculli, discuss the role of the DOJ in the sexual exploitation epidemic. Here is our statement to the press sent out the same day: The U.S. Department…

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Our Letter to the American Library Association

Download a PDF Copy of our Letter Here.   Dear Ms. Feldman and Mr. Fiels: We are writing to express our dismay concerning the American Library Association’s ongoing support of access to hardcore, adult pornography in public libraries across America. Shortly, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) will publicly announce its annual “Dirty Dozen List,”…

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PRESS RELEASE: The U.S. Department of Justice Named A Top Facilitator of Sexual Exploitation

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has been named by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation as a top facilitator of sexual exploitation of years of the DOJ failure to enforce existing obscenity law. “The U.S. Department of Justice has abandoned its post in…

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