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MindGeek CEO Feras Antoon, MindGeek COO David Tassillo, and MindGeek vice president Corey Urman (all MindGeek executives) face the Canadian Parliament's ethics committee in February 2021

Fact Check: MindGeek Executives’ Pornhub “Defense” Before Canadian Parliament

MindGeek, the parent company of online pornography website Pornhub, continued to face scrutiny for its role in facilitating—and profiting from—child sexual abuse and exploitation as its executives were questioned by the Canadian Parliament’s House of Commons Ethics Committee in early February 2021. The Parliamentary hearings regarding MindGeek were called for shortly after the publication of…

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Twitter Profited from Sex Trafficking of Young Boy via Child Sexual Abuse Material

When John Doe was only 13 years old, a tragic series of events unfolded that he was powerless to stop and Twitter made money off his most traumatic moments. It is on behalf of John Doe and countless other survivors like him that the National Center on Sexual Exploitation Law Center—along with The Haba Law…

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STATEMENT – Canadian Parliament Must Take Opportunity to Hold Pornhub’s Executives to Account  

Pornhub Under Fire for Hosting Child Sexual Abuse, Sex Trafficking Videos  Washington, DC (February 3, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is urging the Canadian Parliament to ensure that executives of Pornhub’s parent company, MindGeek, are held to account for profiting from child sexual abuse and sex trafficking material found on Pornhub. MindGeek executives are scheduled…

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STATEMENT – EU Regulation Has Abandoned Child Sexual Exploitation Victims  

Washington, DC (January 25, 2021) – The International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (ICOSE) is urging the European Union to urgently reverse its e-Privacy Directive that has resulted in a dramatic decrease in reports of child sexual exploitation in the EU at a time when cases of child sexual abuse are skyrocketing due to COVID-19 restrictions.  …

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STATEMENT – Twitter Sued by Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation 

Twitter Knowingly Distributed Plaintiff’s Abuse Videos and Refused to Remove Them   Washington, DC (January 20, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation Law Center (NCOSE), The Haba Law Firm, and The Matiasic Firm have jointly filed a federal lawsuit against Twitter on behalf of a minor who was trafficked on the social media platform that boasts…

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NCOSE Law Center Hits Twitter with Groundbreaking Sex Trafficking Lawsuit

Twitter, one of the most popular social media sites in the world with over 330 million users, has had a hand in the sexual exploitation of countless victims of abuse, coercion, and objectification on their platform. It is on behalf of one of these victims, John Doe, that the National Center on Sexual Exploitation Law…

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Hands of a person opening the TikTok app on a smartphone

VICTORY: TikTok’s New Privacy and Safety Features for Children

In January 2021, TikTok announced several enhanced privacy and safety settings for minors, making it more difficult for children to be groomed, sexually exploited, or abused through this extremely popular platform. TikTok’s announcement states “As young people start their digital journey, we believe it’s important to provide them with age-appropriate privacy settings and controls.” We couldn’t agree more. Since the…

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STATEMENT – NCOSE Applauds 2nd Lawsuit Filed Against Pornhub for Profiting from Sexual Abuse Material 

Washington, DC (January 13, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is supportive of a lawsuit filed by an Ontario woman against Mindgeek, the parent company of Pornhub, for hosting child sexual abuse material (CSAM) and non-consensual sexual content. The lawsuit was filed in Quebec.   “Pornhub must be held accountable, and we commend this Canadian…

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STATEMENT – Visa Prioritizes Profits from Abusive Pornography Industry  

Washington, DC (December 24, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) criticized Visa’s announcement that it would resume processing payments for MindGeek sites that “offer professionally produced adult studio content.” “The dark truth of Visa’s rosy announcement is that the company prioritizes profits from incest, racist, violent, and teen-themed pornography, the most common themes in professionally-produced…

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STATEMENT – Pornhub Removes 10+ million Videos; Ignores Fact that Abuse Still Happens on Verified Accounts 

Washington, DC (December 14, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) called Pornhub’s announcement that it is removing pornographic videos uploaded by unverified user accounts a “distinction without a difference,” in light of the fact that abuse still occurs on verified accounts, and said that Pornhub “must be shut down entirely.”   “There is no…

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