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2021 Dirty Dozen List

STATEMENT – Yes, Parler Has Issues. But Google and Amazon Must Also Confront Violence, Exploitation

Washington, DC (January 12, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) called on Google and Amazon to eradicate violence and sexually-exploitative content on their platforms and in their products, in keeping with their recent decisions to remove social media platform, Parler, for hosting content deemed to incite violence. Both Google and Amazon are on NCOSE’s 2020 Dirty Dozen List for being mainstream…

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STATEMENT – NCOSE Announces Slate of 2021 Events Designed to Confront Sexual Exploitation

Washington, DC (January 11, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has announced the dates of its 2021 events: the annual Dirty Dozen List reveal event and the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit.   “Sexual exploitation knows no bounds. Our 2021 events will expose and confront purveyors of sexual abuse and exploitation, and…

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An Open Letter to Parler for Hosting Pornography in the Name of “Free Speech”

To John Matze, CEO and Co-founder; Jared Thomson, Co-founder; and Rebekah Mercer, Co-founder: Parler is facilitating sexual exploitation by hosting degrading and abusive content. By allowing pornography, you expose users to its many proven harms and provide space that sex traffickers/pimps and pornography producers will doubtlessly use—and very likely already are—to profit from people’s pain….

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TikTok

Just a few weeks after our public announcement about TikTok being named to the 2020 Dirty Dozen List, the social media company announced new safety features which NCOSE requested, including fixing the problem of safety features turning off every 30 days, and a new Family Pairing mode for better parental controls. There is still more…

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Google Images

After NCOSE complaints, Google improved Google Images to decrease exposure to hardcore pornography for users looking up unrelated or innocent terms. Previously, searches for basic anatomical terms did not yield scientific drawings, but instead returned images of and links to hardcore pornography. [Note: pornographic images may still appear in Google Image searches for search terms…

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United Airlines

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation applauds United Airlines for changing its in-person flight attendant training to include the issue of passengers using pornography on the plane. This was a rising problem of sexual harassment and United aircrews previously resorted to giving alleged ‘hush’ money or even openly joking about the harassment. Flight attendants reported to the…

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Snapchat

We brought concerns about Snapchat being used to facilitate pornography and sex trafficked/prostituted advertisements to Snapchat headquarters in Washington D.C.. Snapchat has made improvements to allow Discover publishers to age-gate content, and allowing users to delete specific Discover publishers. We thank Snapchat for discontinuing Snapcash—which was being used to facilitate commercial sexual exploitation. Snapchat has…

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Netflix

After thousands of emails were sent to Netflix by grassroots supporters through the Dirty Dozen List, Netflix took a step forward. Netflix’s parental controls have improved so that 4-digit pin codes used to block certain shows or ratings remain consistent across Profiles, thereby closing a loophole where children could accidentally access sexually graphic content. Further,…

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Walmart

In 2018, after collaborative dialogue with  NCOSE, Walmart committed to removing Cosmopolitan magazine from checkout lines at all of its stores across the country. Cosmopolitan, like Playboy, places women’s value primarily on their ability to sexually satisfy a man and therefore feeds a culture that permisses male sexual entitlement. NCOSE is grateful for Walmart’s leadership to reduce the…

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Carl’s Jr., CKE Restaurants

Carl’s Jr., one of four brands under CKE Restaurants including Hardee’s, has announced that it will stop producing hyper-sexualized, misogynistic ads for their fast food products. CKE Restaurants received substantial negative press for their demeaning ads after being placed on NCOSE’s 2015 Dirty Dozen List.

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