For our 2022-23 campaign we're asking Etsy, Instagram, Visa, and Mastercard to do more to keep their customers safe from the harms of sexually violent materials online.
We're also equipping you to inspire local businesses in your neighbourhood to become Change Makers!
Join us in challenging the harms of sexually violent images.
Finally, Instagram Removed Pornhub’s AccountOctober 4, 2022
Victory! Visa and Mastercard cut ties with TrafficJunky/MindGeekAugust 5, 2022
2022-2023 Campaign Video
We invite you, as part of the Choose Change campaign, to congratulate and commend these leading organizations.
Victory! Visa has constricted the sexual exploitation pipeline of profit by suspending payments to TrafficJunky, the advertising arm of PornHub. Read our response to this news.
Click below to ask Visa to similarly cut off other exploitative porn sites.
The Keg Chose Change. In response to our emails, they have enabled adult content filtering in their corporate restaurants and the majority of their franchise restaurants.
Boston Pizza, thank-you for establishing a porn-free, family friendly WiFi environment in all your Canadian locations.
It's good to know where it's safe to use public WiFi.
Tim Hortons has the largest free WiFi service in Canada. Since they first introduced it in their restaurants in 2012, they have had filtering systems to restrict access to sites with violent, sexually explicit images. Thank you Tim Hortons.
McDonald’s offers many amenities for families, including filtering on their complimentary WiFi service. Thank you McDonald’s.
In addition to policies, layout, and monitoring to ensure the safety of patrons, the South Central Regional Library has filtering software on all of it Internet access stations. Drop them a line and let them know you appreciate these actions.
About Choose Change
We are celebrating 6 years of Choose Change! 6 years of action against the harms of pornography!
We want to celebrate with you. You are the reason there has been change!
Over the years, Choose Change has focused on 21 different organizations. You have helped us make thousands of contacts with these organizations and there have been several victories.
- We have seen major victories where organizations have changed their practices to address access to pornography by McDonald’s, Tim Horton’s, Manitoba Southeast Library, The Keg, and Boston Pizza.
- We have been able to have face to face meetings to discuss our concerns with the Toronto Public Library, the Vancouver Public Library, the Edmonton International Airport, Instagram and TikTok.
- We have had email conversations with TekSavvy, Fairmont Hotels and Visa.
We expect that 2022 will bring more victories, with your help.
We will be celebrating organizations who have or will make these positive changes by highlighting them on our Change Maker List.
Choose Change is a campaign of Defend Dignity.