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STATEMENT: No Single Legal Reform More Vital to Stop Sex Trafficking

Washington, DC – As Congress returns from its August recess, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation calls on members of both the House and Senate to move swiftly to amend Section 230 Communications Decency Act (CDA)—a law that as currently interpreted by federal courts shields Internet companies that facilitate sex trafficking. “Classified advertising websites make […]

Communications Decency Act

Media Advisory: First Ever National Event Exposing the Web of Sexual Exploitation Harming Boys and Men Inbox x

WHO: National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), Washington College, and The U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking EVENT: Out of the Shadows: Addressing the Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Men WHEN: Thursday, September 7, 2017, 9:00am – 10:00am WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045 WHY: This is the historic first press conference, followed by a Symposium event the next day, […]

STATEMENT: HBO Continues Normalization of Sexual Violence with New Show, The Deuce

Washington, DC – HBO’s forthcoming television series The Deuce continues the premium cable television network’s onslaught of programs that glorify and normalize harmful sexual behaviors, particularly acts of sexual violence. The show’s main themes—the pornography industry and prostitution—tee up its performers for gratuitous pornographic scenes and disturbing, graphic sexual content. Based on the pilot show HBO made available […]

HBO’s The Deuce

Myth vs Facts about Amending the CDA: Human Rights Activists Respond to Tech Industry

Below is a joint letter by human rights activists, organized by IAmJaneDoe, to members of Congress regarding new legislation that could dramatically decrease online sex trafficking As organizations committed to the protection of trafficking victims, we are deeply concerned by the pervasive misinformation being posited in opposition to the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of […]

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2013 Dirty Dozen: Google

STATEMENT: Google Opposes Efforts to Amend CDA, Supports Websites Facilitating Sex Trafficking

These actions come after reports reveal Google’s longtime support of Backpage.com, well-known trafficking website Washington, DC – Today, Google lobbyists blitzed members of the U.S. Congress with this email asking them to stop their efforts to combat online sex trafficking by amending section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) in the respective bills S. […]

STATEMENT: Will Steam Video Game Company Pixelate Nudity, but Keep Rape in Graphic House Party Game?

Video Game Temporarily Removed After Thousands of Complaints Washington, DC – Steam, a popular online video game store used by an estimated 35 million children, has temporarily removed the pornographic House Party game from its online store until the developer makes undisclosed alterations to the game. Controversy: “The video game company Steam cannot simply pixelate […]

BREAKING: Popular Videogame Distributor Advertises “Porno Studio” Game to Millions of Children

Videogame Company Comes Under Fire for Promoting Sexual Coercion and Exploitation A mainstream online videogame store, with an estimated 35 million users under the age of 18, is facilitating gamified sexual coercion and animated pornography featuring genitalia, ejaculation, to users of all ages. This is occurring through the Steam® video game distribution platform, which was […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

STATEMENT: National Center on Sexual Exploitation Exposes School Educational Database Company Providing K-12 Students with Pornography

Washington DC – EBSCO Information Services, the largest U.S. online library database subscription for K-12 schools, has come under fire from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation for exposing children to pornographic and sexually graphic content in their educational products. Though EBSCO has worked with NCOSE to clean up their systems, the National Center on […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List: EBSCO

STATEMENT: New Legislation Seeks to PREVENT Sex Trafficking

Below is a joint press statement from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Exodus Cry, the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, and Shared Hope International regarding new sex trafficking legislation that will revolutionize legislative efforts to combat sexual exploitation. Over 200 Organizations, 30 Survivors, and 1200 Advocates Issue Letter Urging Members of Congress to Get Serious About Global Sex […]

BREAKING: Google is a Mainstream Supporter of Sex Traffickers

Report Reveals Google Support of Backpage.com Yesterday a coalition of consumer and anti-trafficking advocates released a report documenting that Google has financially backed the efforts of digital rights groups to defend Backpage.com—a website notorious for facilitating prostitution and sex trafficking—from numerous legal challenges. The report cited evidence that Google and the groups it financially supports have […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

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