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California law targets abuse of power and sexual exploitation


Over the past several months, a loud national conversation has been taking place about sexual harassment and assault — in Hollywood, in business, the judiciary, and in the halls of Congress and state legislatures. The conduct revealed is not new and all stems from the same root cause — abuse of power.

For as long as we’ve documented history, people in power have chosen to abuse it. These abuses are perpetrated in many forms, but abusing power for sexual gratification is an age-old variety. The current national conversation, the #MeToo movement, and all of the women (and men) coming forward will change nothing without meaningful channels to report and respond to these abuses of power and sexual exploitation.

In October, Gov. Jerry Brown signed

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California law targets abuse of power and sexual exploitation – San …

For as long as we’ve documented history, people in power have chosen to abuse it. These abuses are perpetrated in many forms, but abusing power for sexual gratification is an age-old variety. The current national conversation, the #MeToo movement, and all of the women (and men) coming forward will change nothing without meaningful channels to report and respond to these abuses of power and sexual exploitation.


In October, Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB500 into law. By adding just a few words to California’s extortion statute, this law will protect Californians from “sextortion” by providing a clear path to report this abuse to law enforcement and a tool for prosecutors to seek accountability from offenders. Sextortion is where the currency demanded is not money but sex or sexual images. It is, at its

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Pope Francis Says Tech Companies Should Protect Children From Sexual Exploitation, Cyber Bullying

Pope Francis told executives of leading internet companies on Friday to use “their great profits” to defend children from sexual exploitation and other dangers lurking online.

The pontiff, speaking at a conference in Rome, said the Catholic Church needed to accept responsibility “before God, victims, and public opinion” for its own sex abuse scandals, but wanted to share the lessons it had learned.

Speaking to participants including representatives from Facebook fb and Microsoft msft , he said social media businesses had to do more than set up filters and algorithms to block harmful content.

The 80-year-old pope spoke out against the spread of extreme pornography, the dangers of so-called “sexting” between young people and between adults and children, and cyber bullying, calling it “a true form of moral and physical attack.”

He said

Read more at: http://fortune.com/2017/10/06/pope-francis-cybersecurity-online-bullying/

Sextortion: A New Form of Sexual Exploitation

(Evangelical Focus) Human trafficking and sexual slavery “are not limited by geography anymore, but spread out over the borders of national states though the powerful yet dangerous platform which is the online.”

“Sextortion is a new form of sexual exploitation through blackmail using sexual explicit content”, Ioana Humelnicu, Executive Assistant of Abolishion, an organization that fights against human trafficking and sexual slavery, explains in an interview with Evangelical Focus.

The main victims “are minors because they are easily manipulated, but this happens to adults as well,” the Romanian expert warns.

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