Politicalite: RED LIGHT: One Million Sign Petition to SHUT DOWN Pornhub for Sex Trafficking Videos

Originally Published at Politicalite

By Jordan James

THE FAST Growing Global #Traffickinghub Movement, Now One Million Strong, Wants Pornhub Shut Down for Enabling and Profiting from Sex Trafficking and Rape Videos, the campaign group has told Politicalite.

Signers from 192 countries have backed anti-trafficking activist Laila Mickelwait’s“Traffickinghub” petition to shut down Pornhub for allegedly enabling and profiting from the sex trafficking and rape of women and children on the site has surpassed one million signatures. 

The campaign is based on numerous cases of videos of child rape and sex trafficking on the site. The campaign has been endorsed by over 300 anti-trafficking, child protection, and women’s rights organizations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Europe, and Latin America. 

It has also been featured in hundreds of media articles both nationally and internationally, and inspired a large protest in front of the website’s main office in Montreal, Canada on International Women’s Day.

The non-religious, non-partisan campaign to shutter the world’s largest porn site for hosting and profiting from videos of the rape and trafficking of women and children has even drawn support from porn professionals in the adult entertainment industry, who released a manifesto and a change.org petition rejecting the website and its parent company Mindgeek.

 “Pornhub and its parent company, Mindgeek, must be held accountable for facilitating, promoting, and profiting from sexual abuse and exploitation. The grassroots outcry against Pornhub which is spreading around the world is long overdue and represents a powerful statement on behalf of the victims and survivors who have been–and continue to be–exploited for profit by Mindgeek” said Dawn Hawkins, Senior VP and Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.  

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