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Boston Globe: EBSCO accused of including sexual content in school databases

The following is an excerpt from The Boston Globe about pornography on EBSCO research databases. EBSCO was included on our 2018 Dirty Dozen List due to this lack of filtering on their databases, and the potential for children to be exposed to pornography while at school. NCOSE is continuing to research EBSCO databases and reports significant progress…

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youtube reporting

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 results

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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Twitter revenge ai

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…

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woody allen #MeToo

Is It Finally Time For Woody Allen’s Reckoning With Hollywood In The Present #MeToo And #TimesUp Culture?

Woody Allen’s career has faced some scrutiny after the sexual abuse accusations by his then 7-year-old daughter and his affair and marriage to Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of Allen’s then-partner Mia Farrow. But overall, it has mostly remained unscathed and praised by Hollywood and fans. Woody Allen outlasted the scandal in 1992, and he…

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Tweet @Amazon to Stop Profiting from Sexploitation

While their corporate policy ostensibly prohibits it from selling pornography, Amazon.com is promoting material that sexualizes children and normalizes the dehumanization and sexual commodification of women. Items for sale on Amazon include child-like sex dolls, photography books with eroticized child nudity, pornographic magazines, and clothing items, and more. Their Kindle e-reader is riddled with sexually…

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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…

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candy the deuce

The Deuce: Candy and her skewed take on empowerment

The Deuce is a drama television series set in Times Square, New York City in the early 1970s. The Deuce tells the story of the rise of the porn industry in New York and its subsequent effect on prostitution. One of the main characters, Candy, is a prostitute that doesn’t have a pimp. She prides…

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youtube kids

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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Tweet at iBooks and Apple to Remove Racist, Violent Erotica

Apple’s iBooks is filled with erotic literature that supports rape myths, normalizes adult-with-teen-themed and incest-themed exploitation, and reinforces degrading racially charged sexual stereotypes. Many of the book descriptions mention that the girl is reluctant to participate or is involved in “forced sex.” Forced sex is rape. Additionally, erotic stories on iBooks target Black, Asian, Latin,…

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