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Card companies must stop processing payments for the exploitative pornography industry

International Coalition Calls on Major Card Companies to Cease Work with Porn Industry

As detailed in coverage from the BBC, an international coalition of child safety and anti-sexual exploitation organizations and advocates—spearheaded by our newly-launched International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (ICOSE)—has launched a trailblazing grassroots advocacy campaign against the exploitative hardcore pornography industry by sending a joint letter to major credit card and payment processing companies. The letter…

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Screenshots of a Teen Vogue story on Snapchat, which was promoted in Snapchat Discover, that encourages and teaches teenagers to sext.

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…

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Blurred image of a young child in a bed surrounded by stuffed animals as a somber commentary on the prevalence of child sexual abuse images

Child Sexual Abuse Images Are Flooding the Internet and (Almost) No One is Fighting Back

Child sexual abuse images, often referred to colloquially as “child pornography,” are illegal. The distribution of adult obscene pornography—including online—is illegal. The exploitation of child sexual abuse images and the porn industry are demonstrably and inextricably intertwined. Yet, even as NGOs and law enforcement continually report how badly the fight is being lost in the…

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Minimalist iconographic rendering of an adult male filming two children as a statement against child sexual abuse

The Research-backed Links Between Pornography and Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is an atrocity that goes against the very nature of human dignity. While this appears to be widely known and agreed upon, something that many around the world don’t know is the role pornography plays in fueling child sexual abuse. Yet, when taking into account the common themes of mainstream pornography, which…

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Google’s YouTube Losing Advertisers Over Monetizing Sexually Exploitive Videos

According to Bloomberg, the Walt Disney Co., Nestle, and “Fortnite” creator Epic Games, Inc. are suspending advertising on YouTube after mounting concerns about the platform being used for the eroticization of children and for pedophile networking. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is calling on YouTube to remove all pornography from its platform, and to…

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Netflix Streams Apparent Child Pornography Scene

Netflix is receiving public backlash for streaming a film with a scene that appears to amount to child pornography. The film in question is an Argentinian movie called Desire, and according to PJ Media, it portrays a 9-year-old girl masturbating with a pillow and includes close-up shots of her face during orgasm as a 7-year-old girl watches….

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Mark Salling Case: An Opportunity to Reflect on the Harms of Pornography

According to news reports, Glee star Mark Salling is dead at age 35 from an apparent suicide. Salling pleaded guilty to possession of over 50,000 images of child pornography in 2017. He was awaiting his sentencing and was facing up to seven years in prison.  As a talented, successful, prominent young man, Mark Salling does not fit…

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The Youngest Children Often Suffer the Worst Sexual Abuse

A recent study by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) demonstrates a shocking and devastating correlation between age and severity of sexual abuse endured by children and minors. In the images IWF analyzed between January 2014 and September 2017: 63 percent of child sexual abuse material showing children aged zero to two was category A (define),…

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One News Now: A response re: the ‘social benefits’ of child porn

One expert is calling the proposal to decriminalize child pornography misguided. While Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of cryptocurrency Ethereum, is quoted in a Breitbart article as saying that child pornography might have social benefits, National Center on Sexual Exploitation(NCOSE) President Patrick Trueman insists that children cannot consent to participating in porn. “So [Buterin’s] essentially asking for legalization of…

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ARTICLE: Facebook is still failing to remove images of child exploitation, investigation reveals

Original Post: The Verge A BBC investigation has revealed that Facebook users are continuing to exchange sexualized images of children through online groups, and the social network has come under criticism for failing to remove the obscene content. Of the 100 images that the BBC reported, Facebook removed only 18, saying that the remaining 82…

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