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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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2018 Dirty Dozen: YouTube

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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2018 Dirty Dozen: YouTube

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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2018 Dirty Dozen: YouTube

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 […]

2018 Dirty Dozen List: EBSCO

This YouTube Loophole is Benefiting Pirates and Pornographers

Internet pirates and pornographers are taking advantage of a YouTube loophole that shields them from content review. For years YouTube has insisted that its policies prohibit sexually explicit material like pornography. Of course, this claim has always fallen flat against the virtually countless pornographic videos that are easily accessible on the video-sharing platform. There are several reasons […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

YouTube Continues Failing to Enforce its Community Guidelines

YouTube, for the second consecutive year, has been included on the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s annual Dirty Dozen List. The popular video-sharing site returns to the annual list for the original reason: failing to eliminate sexually explicit and pornographic content—both softcore and hardcore—in videos posted on its site. While YouTube’s Community Guidelines clearly delineate […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

NCSE Applauds Google’s Removal of Revenge Porn, Insists on Action for YouTube Monitoring

National Center on Sexual Exploitation Encourages Policies for Human Dignity Washington, DC – Last Friday, Senior Vice President of Google Search, Amit Singhal, wrote on the Google Public Policy Blog that the technology company would create a complaint form for victims of revenge porn so that their images could no longer be found through Google’s […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

YouTube’s Blurred Lines Of Decency

From Robin Thicke to Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus, 2014 seems to top the years with its explicit music videos, promotion of pornography, degradation of women and violence. YouTube has had to make decisions regarding content from all three artists.

2015 Dirty Dozen

Dirty Dozen List of Top Sexual Exploiters Announced

National Center on Sexual Exploitation and Morality in Media (MIM) announce the 2015 Dirty Dozen List, a compilation of leading contributors to sexual exploitation in America. The list offers actions that the public can take to persuade the Dirty Dozen to change policies and practices.

2015 Dirty Dozen

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