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Protecting Children from Online Sexual Exploitation

The XVideos Class Action Lawsuit, Explained

WebGroup Czech Republic (WGCZ), the shadowy corporate entity behind XVideos (the world’s most frequently visited pornography website with over 3 billion monthly visits), has been hit with a class action lawsuit brought by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation Law Center and an accomplished assembly of survivor-focused and commercial litigation law firms, on behalf of…

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Google’s YouTube

In 2019, Google’s YouTube was revealed to be widely used for the eroticization of children and for pedophile networking. (Read more here.) Thankfully, after public outcry and contact from NCOSE, YouTube took action to remove a large number of sexually graphic comments under children’s videos. Note: while significantly improved, this problem is not entirely resolved.

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Snapcash

Snapchat discontinued Snapcash—which was being used to buy and sell pornographic images and videos, often acting as advertisements for prostitution and sex trafficking. The removal of Snapcash was one of the key requests we made when Snapchat was placed on the 2018 Dirty Dozen List.

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Corporations Making Changes: 2020 Victories to Celebrate 

February 9, 2021 is the global observance of Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day focuses on the idea that everyone plays an important role in making the internet better. To protect children online, and create a space where all are free from the harms of sexual abuse and exploitation, we all—families, corporations, governments—play an important…

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Twitter Profited from Sex Trafficking of Young Boy via Child Sexual Abuse Material

When John Doe was only 13 years old, a tragic series of events unfolded that he was powerless to stop and Twitter made money off his most traumatic moments. It is on behalf of John Doe and countless other survivors like him that the National Center on Sexual Exploitation Law Center—along with The Haba Law…

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Image of John Weaver, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, overlaid on image of The Lincoln Project for purpose of commentary on how a wealthy and powerful man leveraged his position of influence to attempt to solicit sex from younger men

Accusations Against John Weaver a Reminder of the Sexual Exploitation Faced by Boys and Men

The accusations of sexual harassment—including allegations which appear to describe the grooming of a teenage boy—leveled against John Weaver, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, represent yet another tragic reminder of a reality which has long gone underreported even as far too many people have lived it: 1) sexual abuse and exploitation are perpetrated in all…

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Hands of a person opening the TikTok app on a smartphone

VICTORY: TikTok’s New Privacy and Safety Features for Children

In January 2021, TikTok announced several enhanced privacy and safety settings for minors, making it more difficult for children to be groomed, sexually exploited, or abused through this extremely popular platform. TikTok’s announcement states “As young people start their digital journey, we believe it’s important to provide them with age-appropriate privacy settings and controls.” We couldn’t agree more. Since the…

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How to Protect and Empower Kids Online: An Interview with Wired Human

In a world increasingly ruled by technology and instant information, it can be tempting to move toward progress and enjoy the benefits without stopping to think how it affects one of our most vulnerable populations: children. In their new book, The Glass Between Us, authors Jason and Lisa Frost of Wired Human put children and…

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Still image from Rose Kalemba's Pornhub Story video (a.k.a. How Traffickinghub Exploited the Assault of Rose Kalemba")

Rose Kalemba and Pornhub: How MindGeek Exploited the Sexual Assault of a 14-Year-Old

At the age of 14, Rose Kalemba was beaten, stabbed and raped while her attackers filmed the entire harrowing experience. The videos of her violent rape were then uploaded to Pornhub, one of the world’s largest pornography “tube” sites which is owned by MindGeek, where Rose’s assault was immortalized for the millions of viewers the…

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