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STATEMENT – Second Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse Sues Twitter

Washington, DC (April 8, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation Law Center (NCOSE), The Haba Law Firm, and The Matiasic Firm are suing Twitter on behalf of a second survivor of child sexual abuse who was trafficked on the social media platform. The plaintiff, John Doe #2, joins the federal lawsuit originally filed by John…

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STATEMENT – NCOSE Research Institute Director Addresses How “Adult” Hardcore Pornography Fuels Child Sexual Abuse at Harvard Institute Symposium 

Washington, DC (April 8, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) announced that Lisa Thompson, vice president and director of the Research Institute at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, is a keynote speaker at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science’s International Symposium today, April 8, the World Day for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention,…

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STATEMENT – Wish and Diesel Must Stop Advertising on Pornhub and its Parent Company’s Other Porn Sites 

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND (April 7, 2021) – As part of the Dismantle Pornhub Campaign, the International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (ICOSE) and a coalition of 104 survivors and advocates from 13 countries, have sent letters to the CEOs of Wish and Diesel to call both companies out for enabling and profiting from child sexual abuse material, sex trafficking and non-consensual videos on Pornhub and…

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STATEMENT – New Study Shows Sexual Violence Rampant on Pornhub, XVideos, XHamster 

NCOSE Says Pornography Websites Can Never be “Safe Enough” and Must be Investigated Washington, DC (April 6, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) said that pornography websites such as Pornhub and XVideos must be prosecuted for illegal activities, given further evidence of criminal activity in a new analysis published in the British Journal of Criminology. The study, “Sexual violence as a sexual script in mainstream online pornography,” found that of 131,738…

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STATEMENT – Revealed: Visa Processes Payments for Other Pornography Websites, Despite Cutting Ties with Pornhub 

Survivors & Advocates in 11 Countries Urge Visa to Cut All Ties with Sex Trafficking Profiteer MindGeek Cambridge, England (March 26, 2021) – As part of its new Dismantle Pornhub Campaign, the International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (ICOSE), along with 62 survivors and advocates representing eleven countries, have sent a letter to Visa to request that Visa cut ties with all MindGeek-owned entities. MindGeek is…

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STATEMENT – Dignity Defense Alert: Kraft Heinz and Unilever Recognized for Cutting Ties with Pornhub 

Washington, DC (March 22, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is pleased to recognize Kraft Heinz and Unilever as the recipients of its Dignity Defense Alert for publicly stating that they would not advertise on Pornhub, or similar pornographic sites.   The New York Times recently exposed Pornhub for “monetize[ing] child rapes, revenge pornography, spy cam videos of women showering, racist and misogynist content.” NCOSE has also filed a class action…

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STATEMENT – NCOSE Commends Canadian Call for Royal Mounted Police Investigation into MindGeek

Washington, DC (March 16, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) commended the call from 70 Canadian MPs and Senators to the Royal Mounted Police of Canada (RCMP) open a full criminal investigation into MindGeek. Their letter sent to the RCMP notes that as of February 22, 2021, the RCMP “had zero outstanding investigations regarding…

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MindGeek class action lawsuit: "Our exploitation was Pornhub's profit."

The Class Action Lawsuit Against Pornhub and MindGeek, Explained

The NCOSE Law Center is helping victims of Pornhub bring a class action lawsuit against MindGeek in order to see justice served. Here’s how.

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Image of Pornhub logo crossed out on laptop screen representing the failure of pornography regulation

Why Self-Regulation Can’t Fix Pornhub (or the Pornography Industry)

Following up on announcements it made in December 2020, Pornhub has provided more details about how it intends to “address” abuse on its platform. By trotting out a list of proposed “improvements” using buzzwords such as “biometric user verification,” “improved moderation,” and “transparency reports,” the MindGeek-owned website is hoping that its proposed pornography regulation tactics…

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An End to the Internet Pornography Industry as We Know It

This past December, we achieved our biggest victory yet—after years of tireless advocacy from passionate defenders of dignity like you, the hardcore online pornography titan Pornhub is finally crumbling before our eyes!  Fighting against the pornography and commercial sex industries can feel like an uphill battle, a hill so steep that sometimes it seems we…

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