Gavin Portnoy is the vice president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). NCMEC is one of the largest child protection organizations and it has launched the “Take it Down” campaign that focuses on removing explicit online content featuring children.
In an exclusive interview with The Cyber Express, Gavin elaborated on how explicit online content including images, videos, memes, etc., that exploit children, can be removed from online platforms.
He also shared how Meta, Tik Tok, PornHub, Only fans, and Yubo among others are helping in removing explicit content of children from digital platforms.
As it is illegal to share or upload nude, semi-nude, or any other form of explicit online content belonging to children under the age of 18 years, Gavin elaborated how NCMEC helps children, parents, guardians, and individuals report such cybercrime against children by filing a CyberTipline report.
Gavin is a marketing leader with over 20 years of experience in building brand awareness and creating new strategies on digital and media channels. He has been recognized with the PRWeek’s “40 Under 40 award.”
Before joining NCMEC, Gavin worked extensively creating marketing and content development projects for Discovery, Fox, and National Geographic to name a few.
He worked as a show producer for America’s Most Wanted and has lent his expertise as a volunteer at the World T.E.A.M. and DC Central Kitchen.