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As TikTok Fails to Remove Exploiters from the App, Users Are Starting to Revolt

TikTok’s users have increasingly taken it upon themselves to “out” sexual exploiters using the popular video social media app because TikTok has fallen short of ridding the platform from those who prey upon young minors. As Buzzfeed reports: “One of the most popular kinds of videos from TikTok’s users, who are mostly young and female, are…

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Progress! We Met With Instagram About Their Problems With Sex Trafficking and Predatory Comments

We at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation recently met with a top executive from Instagram! This occurred in December, after three anti-sexual exploitation organizations from three different countries–the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (United States), Collective Shout (Australia), and Defend Dignity (Canada)–launched a #WakeUpInstagram campaign to call on Instagram to improve its related policies and practices. As part of this…

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Joint International Campaign Launched to #WakeUpInstagram to Sexual Exploitation on its Platform

Today three anti-sexual exploitation organizations from three different countries—the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (United States), Collective Shout (Australia), and Defend Dignity (Canada)—launched a #WakeUpInstagram campaign to call out rampant sex trafficking, child sexual abuse grooming, as well as adult fetishization of young girls on Instagram. “Earlier this year, YouTube came under public scrutiny for…

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U.S. House Passes a Bill to Ban Child Sex Dolls

Child sex dolls are incompatible with a civilized society. This Wednesday, the House of Representatives, agreed with that statement by passing a bill to prohibit the importation and interstate sale of sex dolls or robots designed to resemble children. This bill, the Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots Act of 2017, or “CREEPER Act,” was introduced…

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“Show Dogs” Recalled – Thank You Global Road Entertainment!

The movie “Show Dogs” is a children’s movie about a detective dog who goes undercover at a dog show. Unfortunately, it also has a story line that normalizes unwanted genital touching and sends a troubling message that grooms children for sexual abuse.

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First Ever Rescue Innocence Project Gala: Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

Thank you for your support Alabama! We are elated at the advocacy efforts and encouragement from our friends in Birmingham, as we kick off our first ever Rescue Innocence Project Gala Thursday night and work to combat child sexual exploitation. National Center on Sexual Exploitation President Patrick A. Trueman and Board Member Melea Stephens are in Birmingham…

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YouTube’s System for Reporting Sexualized Comments Has Been Broken for More Than a Year

Youtube has a group of “Trusted Flaggers” who are volunteer moderators who help to identify and flag inappropriate content that is against YouTube’s Community Guidelines. The Trusted Flaggers group includes volunteers, some charities and law enforcement agencies. YouTube says, “reports of violations by Trusted Flaggers are accurate more than 90% of the time.” In November…

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Youtube’s Search Autofill Revealed Shocking Child Sex Results

At the end of November 2017, Buzzfeed News confirmed dozens of users that were reporting how a Youtube search starting with “how to have” auto-filled with pedophiliac phrases. These phrases included “how to have s*x with your kids” and “how to have s*x kids”. Even on incognito browsers that don’t take into account past search…

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Disturbing, Often Sexual, Videos Camouflaged as Kids’ Shows Invade YouTube Kids

YouTube Kids was created as a space that was safe for kids and families to enjoy appropriate, educational, and entertaining videos, including ones from popular shows by Disney and Nickelodeon. However, it has become apparent that even a website designed for kids is not a guaranteed refuge from inappropriate videos. The first question is how…

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Twitter’s Guidelines For Reporting Exploitive Content

We strongly advise that you do not go on Twitter looking for accounts or images or videos to report. Twitter is often inconsistent in removing exploitive material, so it is not worth intentionally exposing yourself to such content. However, if you see child sexual exploitation or pornography on Twitter by accident, these are the reporting…

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