‘Dirty Dozen List’ names 12 companies profiting off sexual exploitation


A promo poster for the gaming communication software application, Discord.
A promo poster for the gaming communication software application, Discord. | Facebook/discordapp

Discord, a social media app originally created to allow video game players — mostly young people, but also adults — to socialize while playing games online, was added to the list.

According to NCOSE, Discord “consistently fails to address the extensive sexually graphic, violent, and exploitative content on its thousands of private and public channels.”

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“Discord’s inadequate age verification and moderation procedures means millions of children and teen users are left with near-unmitigated exposure to child sexual abuse material, nonconsensual pornography trading, and the predatory grooming that are rampant on its platform,” stated the group.

“Moderation within these servers has, historically, been mostly left up to the members themselves with Discord simply relying on user reports and private server owners to catch bad behavior. Discord’s own Safety Center confirms as much by saying: ‘We do not monitor every server or every conversation.’”

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