8 companies that made changes to reduce sexual exploitation

The Instagram application is seen on a phone screen.
The Instagram application is seen on a phone screen. | REUTERS/Thomas White


While Instagram has never actually made it onto a Dirty Dozen List, NCOSE has frequently singled out the social media platform for its inadequate mechanisms for reporting sexually exploitative content. Previously, Instagram had only given users the option to label something as “nudity or pornography” when attempting to report such content.

After working with NCOSE, Instagram developed a new reporting system, giving users the option to flag accounts or posts that contain “nudity or pornography,” “sexual exploitation or solicitation,” “non-consensual intimate images” or “involves a child.” To address the widespread problem of sex trafficking victims receiving unsolicited direct messages from men sending them pornography or asking them for sexual favors, Instagram has enabled users to turn off direct messages from people they do not follow.

Get Our Latest News for FREE

Subscribe to get daily/weekly email with the top stories (plus special offers!) from The Christian Post. Be the first to know.

Was this article helpful?

Help keep The Christian Post free for everyone.

By making a recurring donation or a one-time donation of any amount, you're helping to keep CP's articles free and accessible for everyone.

We’re sorry to hear that.

Hope you’ll give us another try and check out some other articles. Return to homepage.

Most Popular

More Articles