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Action Alert: Tell Advertisers to Drop Roku for Porn Industry Partnership

Roku is a streaming service used by families around the nation to access their favorite TV shows and movies. Unfortunately, Roku is also effectively partnering with the pornography industry. The Bad News: Roku is facilitating access to pornography that supports rape myths, normalizes adult-with-teen-themed and incest-themed exploitation, and reinforces degrading racially charged sexual stereotypes, and […]

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Twelve Days of Action: It’s Time to Raise Your Voice

A collective call to action has emerged out of the #MeToo Movement. People are raising their voices against a culture that objectifies women, glorifies male entitlement, and normalizes sexual violence. Despite the progress that has been made so far by these brave voices, there is still more to do. The 2018 Dirty Dozen List includes […]

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Roku’s Promotion of Sexual Violence and Exploitation Through Facilitating Pornography

Trigger warning: one image in this blog displays the titles of pornographic films. No nude or hypersexualized images. Roku is a streaming player company that allows its customers to stream TV and movies from the comfort of their own home. Unfortunately, Roku is also promoting sexual violence and exploitation by allowing private pornography channels on […]

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Twelve Days of Action: Half-Way Through This Year’s Dirty Dozen List

While we’ve had a number of victories, the targets on the 2017 Dirty Dozen List have avoided changing their policies. They are still facilitating sexual exploitation. Examples of minimal progress: Comcast promised to implement changes, but insists on still selling extremely violent pornography. EBSCO Information Services has made some efforts to clean up their K-12 school […]

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You Can Tell Roku to Stop Streaming Sexual Exploitation

Roku is a popular streaming service that lets people bring TV, movies, and music into their homes. Unfortunately, this streaming service also facilitates hardcore pornography. Through “private” or “hidden” channel offerings, Roku allows well-known pornography companies to utilize its brand and technology to stream hardcore pornography. Similar companies like Amazon FireTV and Apple TV have remained […]

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ARTICLE: Pornhub launches a Roku channel, says the ‘potential reach of this partnership is huge’

Originally Published: Talking New Media, by D.B. Hebbard, April 2016 … Roku has had an app store for a lot longer than Apple, and some publishers have experimented with the store by launching channel apps that contain video files. Bonnier’s Saveur and TIME magazine are examples, though neither app channel is very enticing. Now Pornhub […]

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