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Apple’s iBooks Perpetuates Rape Myths in the Black Community

WARNING & POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING: Graphic language and depictions are included in these sections. Apple’s iBooks, while a useful app in many ways, is promulgating erotic literature that normalize rape myths in the Black community. This literature has an immense effect on readers, and it’s astounding that Apple would agree to publish this content, considering […]

iBooks iRacism

2018 Dirty Dozen List: iBooks

Apple’s iBooks Is Promoting Content Steve Jobs Wanted to Keep Off the iPhone

According to TechCrunch and Huffington Post, Apple founder Steve Jobs replied to a customer’s complaint about a lack of porn in the App Store with the following statement: “we do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone. Folks who want porn can buy and [sic] Android phone.” Both news outlets […]

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2018 Dirty Dozen List: iBooks

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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2018 Dirty Dozen: YouTube

Twitter Bans AI-Generated and Non-Consensual Porn But Fails to Remove Incest, Rape-Themed Porn

If Twitter wants to take a stand against sexual exploitation on its platform, it’s time for it to holistically enforce its policy against pornography. Recently, a trend of fake pornographic videos of celebrities, generated by artificial intelligence algorithms, has emerged on social media sites. The social media platform recently made a public statement condemning the […]

Twitter revenge ai

2017 Dirty Dozen: Twitter

School Resource Provides Shocking Graphic Material to Children: EBSCO Scandal

Simple searches in EBSCO databases (an educational resource for school children) result in articles normalizing prostitution, promoting anal sex, and includes live links to hardcore pornography websites. Watch the video here: Take action, download and share the below graphics on social media! Hover over the image for easy sharing options.

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2018 Dirty Dozen List: EBSCO

Why It Matters When HBO Normalizes Sexual Violence and Exploitation

Unfortunately, to date HBO has consistently produced content which normalizes rape myths, sexual violence, and commercial sexual exploitation through sexually exploitive depictions of sex and sexual violence. Why does sexually exploitive TV matter? Media—whether in the form of the written word, movies, television, or the visual arts, etc.— is a powerful driver of social norms. […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: HBO

Why Kids in Elementary School Aren’t Safe on EBSCO Databases

Do your children use EBSCO? Whether they go to public or private school, there’s a good chance they do. Because EBSCO is one of the largest online educational databases in the country! Kids use this “curriculum appropriate” resource to do research and reading for school. Great, right? WRONG. Turns out, EBSCO is not “curriculum appropriate” at […]

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2018 Dirty Dozen List: EBSCO

Parental Controls Guide for Netflix, Apple TV, Amazon, Roku and Kindle Fire

If you are a parent concerned with the media your child may have access to, you are not alone.  Fortunately, most major programs and devices offer some form of parental control, and while these controls are often far from perfect, they can be extremely useful in protecting those we love from harmful material. This blog […]

parental controls guide

2018 Dirty Dozen List: iBooks

How Stripping, Prostitution, and Sex Trafficking Occurs Through Snapchat

In addition to Snapchat’s troubling association with the normalization of sexting, Snapchat has facilitated the monetization of sexting thanks to the advent of Snapcash, an in-app way to exchange money. Question: What do you call a sexual performance conducted in exchange for money? Answer: Prostitution, pornography, stripping…and sometimes even sex trafficking. Increasingly, pornography performers and […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: Snapchat

Join the #CleanUpComcast Twitter Storm With One Click

Comcast really hates to get bad reviews via social media. Make sure they hear us loud & clear that Comcast profiting from racist, incest, and teen-themed pornography and sexual exploitation is not ok! Bombard them on Twitter with #CleanUpComcast and let us know if you get any replies from them! Twitter: @ncose, Email: public@ncose.com. Click […]

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2018 Dirty Dozen: Comcast

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