Pornhub accused of hosting videos of rape and child abuse

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Adult content material web site, Pornhub says it’ll ban unverified video uploads going ahead after accusations that it has been hosting child abuse videos.

‘Going ahead, we’ll solely permit correctly recognized customers to add content material. We have banned downloads,’ the corporate stated in a press release.

The growth got here after a New York Times report accused the pornographic web site of being ‘infested’ with videos of rape and underage intercourse.

The report alleged that among the many 6.8million new videos posted on the web site annually, a majority ‘most likely contain consenting adults, however many depict child abuse and non-consensual violence.’

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‘[The] website is infested with rape videos. It monetizes child rapes, revenge pornography, spy cam videos of ladies showering, racist and misogynist content material, and footage of ladies being asphyxiated in plastic luggage,’ the Nytimes report, written by Nicholas Kristof, stated

Pornhub, an internet site owned by tech firm Mindgeek,  has denied the accusation, claiming that the New York Times claims have been “irresponsible and flagrantly untrue”.

Before the New York Times investigation, activists from varied teams together with, Not Your Porn accused Pornhub of permitting customers to add hardcore and excessive pornography with out ample identification checks and to make sure videos have been consensual.

Pornhub, one of the world’s largest grownup content material web sites, stated it’ll make adjustments.

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‘In the brand new 12 months, we’ll implement a verification course of in order that any consumer can add content material upon profitable completion of identification protocol,’ the corporate stated.

Soon after the New York Times report, bank card firm Mastercard stated it’ll completely block the use of its playing cards on Pornhub. Visa stated it’ll droop funds pending the end result of its investigation.

Last 12 months, the porn website which reportedly attracts 100 million customers a day, was additionally accused of hosting videos by the newbie porn specialist GirlsDoPorn – an organization that provided women being featured in porn “for the first and only time.”  A San Diego court even heard evidence that the videos were made utilizing dishonesty and abuse, the Guardian reported. The official GirlsDoPorn web page was not faraway from Pornhub till October, though the court docket started listening to proof in August. Its videos were still being found on Pornhub months later, according to Vice.

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