Problem

Roku, a leading media streaming company, provides its users with the ability to stream television programs, movies, music, and more, on their personal devices. Unfortunately, Roku also facilitates access to hardcore pornography channels through hundreds of private and hidden channels.

Pornographers are well aware of the backdoor Roku has left open to them. They widely advertise for their private channels and applaud Roku in forum after forum for being the go-to streaming device to permit this material.

This stands in sharp contrast to the policies of other streaming device industry leaders such as Apple TV or Amazon’s Fire TV, which have rightly kept hardcore pornography off of their systems.

In the age of #MeToo, @RokuPlayer is facilitating pornography that depicts teen, incest, slavery, and incredibly violent themes. #TimesUp for #Roku! Click To Tweet

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In 2018, according to news reports, “for the first time in its history, Roku made more revenue from advertising and licensing than device sales.”

Roku is making money off of family-friendly companies like Disney, PBS, Hallmark, and more! But these companies are unaware of the fact that Roku allows pornographers to use its systems

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Proof

WARNING & Possible Trigger: These are screenshots of a sampling of pornographic channels available on Roku. All nudity is blurred. We are simply providing these examples as proof of Roku’s distribution of pornography to show that our accusations are factual.

Action

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Updates

  • Teen Vogue Encouraging Minors to Sexually Exploit Themselves on Snapchat

    In mid-March 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Teen Vogue (which has a troubling history with teenagers and sexual exploitation) posted a Snapchat Discover story about sexting under the guise of helping teenagers sustain their relationships from a distance. In case Teen Vogue has forgotten what a “teen” is: Teen (noun): relating to teenagers…

    Screenshots of a Teen Vogue story on Snapchat, which was promoted in Snapchat Discover, that encourages and teaches teenagers to sext.
  • Meet the 2020 Dirty Dozen List

    In 2020, it is intolerable for a mainstream company or entity to facilitate, profit from, or normalize sexual exploitation—and that’s why the Dirty Dozen List exists. This list ensures that their promotion and collusion with sexual assault, sex trafficking, pornography, the eroticization of incest, and more, becomes public knowledge, and equips concerned citizens with information and…

    2020 Dirty Dozen List graphic
  • Oregon Mom Allegedly Used Snapchat to Groom and Rape a 14-Year-Old Boy

    The sexual exploitation of minors is a tragic reality for far too many children in our society. In early December 2019, a 36-year-old woman was arrested in Oregon with multiple sex crime charges. The woman, Rheta Melvin, allegedly used Snapchat to message and solicit a 14-year-old boy for sex. The 14-year-old, a student at the…

    Rheta Melvin, 36, was arrested for allegedly luring a 14-year-old boy through Snapchat and having sexual contact with him. (Douglas County Sheriff's Office)
  • 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…

  • Campaign to #FixAppRatings Highlights Danger of Grooming and Sexual Abuse on Apps

    Last December, we sat down with survivors of domestic minor sex trafficking. They knew about our work at NCOSE trying to change policies that facilitate sexual exploitation and said they had something they wanted us to understand. The oldest was 15. These young girls shared their heartbreaking stories with us, all of which included the…

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