We are the Phoenix 11
11 survivors of child sexual abuse and child sexual abuse material that in most cases has been distributed on the Internet.
Today, we speak for a collective of survivors—many of whom will never be identified or ever have their voices heard.
Yesterday, award winning New York Times opinion columnist Nicholas Kristof published a hard-hitting piece on the prevalence of child pornography on Pornhub.Although a powerful coalition of organizations from the Electronic Frontier Foundation to the Council on Foreign Relations to Human Rights Watch, Brookings, the ACLU and Americans for Prosperity continue to vigorously oppose any regulation of Big Tech (who are often their largest donors), the people and the politic are finally engaged in addressing online child exploitation. For our clients and others like them, meaningful change cannot come soon enough.