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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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An End to the Internet Pornography Industry as We Know It

This past December, we achieved our biggest victory yet—after years of tireless advocacy from passionate defenders of dignity like you, the hardcore online pornography titan Pornhub is finally crumbling before our eyes!  Fighting against the pornography and commercial sex industries can feel like an uphill battle, a hill so steep that sometimes it seems we…

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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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Still image from Rose Kalemba's Pornhub Story video (a.k.a. How Traffickinghub Exploited the Assault of Rose Kalemba")

Rose Kalemba and Pornhub: How MindGeek Exploited the Sexual Assault of a 14-Year-Old

At the age of 14, Rose Kalemba was beaten, stabbed and raped while her attackers filmed the entire harrowing experience. The videos of her violent rape were then uploaded to Pornhub, one of the world’s largest pornography “tube” sites which is owned by MindGeek, where Rose’s assault was immortalized for the millions of viewers the…

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Pornhub Continues to Fall: Sued by 40 Survivors of Sex Trafficking

Over 40 survivors of the abuse and sex trafficking perpetrated by a former pornography production company, GirlsDoPorn, have sued Pornhub for its role in their exploitation. The lawsuit was filed on December 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California by the Holm Law Group PC and the O’Brien Law Firm, APLC.  The…

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STATEMENT – 40+ Sex Trafficking Survivors Rightly Seek Justice From Pornhub

Lawsuit Confronts Narrative that Pornhub Verified Accounts are “Safer” Washington, DC (December 16, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) commended the over 40 survivors of abuse and sex trafficking for filing suit against Pornhub for its role in their exploitation. First trafficked by a former pornography production company called Girls Do Porn,  whom they…

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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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How MindGeek monetizes Pornhub via algorithms and ads

BREAKING: Credit Card Companies Still Funding Pornhub via MindGeek’s TrafficJunky

[UPDATE – 12/15/2020] The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) received confirmation from Visa executives on December 15, 2020, that that their “financial institution partners who serve MindGeek have suspended processing of Visa payments for Pornhub and its affiliated merchants pending completion of [Visa’s] on-going investigation.” NCOSE has not yet heard back from Mastercard. It…

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Mastercard and Visa Cut Ties with Pornhub

Pornhub Falling: Visa and Mastercard Cut Ties with MindGeek’s Cash Cow

With Visa and Mastercard’s closely-spaced announcements about cutting ties with Pornhub (Visa’s technically only committed to suspending payment processing for Pornhub pending an outcome in Visa’s own investigation) on December 10, 2020, the façade of impunity surrounding MindGeek’s internationally known and inherently exploitative cash cow has begun crumbling in earnest. Visa and Mastercard have made…

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STATEMENT – Visa and Mastercard Cut Ties with Pornhub

National Center on Sexual Exploitation Calls Remaining Credit Card Companies to Follow  Washington, DC (December 10, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) commended Visa’s and Mastercard’s decisions to cut ties with Pornhub, following The New York Times investigation which highlighted how Pornhub profits from child sexual abuse material.   “Visa and Mastercard have made the right decision to…

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