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TikTok

Just a few weeks after our public announcement about TikTok being named to the 2020 Dirty Dozen List, the social media company announced new safety features which NCOSE requested, including fixing the problem of safety features turning off every 30 days, and a new Family Pairing mode for better parental controls. There is still more…

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Google Images

After NCOSE complaints, Google improved Google Images to decrease exposure to hardcore pornography for users looking up unrelated or innocent terms. Previously, searches for basic anatomical terms did not yield scientific drawings, but instead returned images of and links to hardcore pornography. [Note: pornographic images may still appear in Google Image searches for search terms…

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United Airlines

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation applauds United Airlines for changing its in-person flight attendant training to include the issue of passengers using pornography on the plane. This was a rising problem of sexual harassment and United aircrews previously resorted to giving alleged ‘hush’ money or even openly joking about the harassment. Flight attendants reported to the…

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Snapchat

We brought concerns about Snapchat being used to facilitate pornography and sex trafficked/prostituted advertisements to Snapchat headquarters in Washington D.C.. Snapchat has made improvements to allow Discover publishers to age-gate content, and allowing users to delete specific Discover publishers. We thank Snapchat for discontinuing Snapcash—which was being used to facilitate commercial sexual exploitation. Snapchat has…

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Netflix

After thousands of emails were sent to Netflix by grassroots supporters through the Dirty Dozen List, Netflix took a step forward. Netflix’s parental controls have improved so that 4-digit pin codes used to block certain shows or ratings remain consistent across Profiles, thereby closing a loophole where children could accidentally access sexually graphic content. Further,…

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Walmart

In 2018, after collaborative dialogue with  NCOSE, Walmart committed to removing Cosmopolitan magazine from checkout lines at all of its stores across the country. Cosmopolitan, like Playboy, places women’s value primarily on their ability to sexually satisfy a man and therefore feeds a culture that permisses male sexual entitlement. NCOSE is grateful for Walmart’s leadership to reduce the…

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1 Face the Demand

Demand is the fulcrum on which all sex trafficking rests. Failure to combat demand guarantees the survival of sex trafficking and the creation of future generations of victims. NCOSE’s main page on Demand.

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9 CESE Global Summit

International meeting uniting movement leaders who want to work together to create a world free from sexual exploitation. Join us!

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dirty dozen list

8 The Dirty Dozen List

Naming and shaming mainstream entities that facilitate sexual exploitation through poor policies and profit-seeking helps to dismantle the marketplace which allows sex trafficking to thrive. Take action. 

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2 Stop Trafficking Demand: The Sex Buyer

Those who make up the “demand” are the individuals with the desire, along with the ability and willingness, to purchase people in the prostitution marketplace to use for sex. Learn about the sex buyer.

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