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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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Shut down pornhub

No, Pornhub Cannot Be Improved or Reformed

Pornhub has announced so-called improvements in the wake of its criminal nature being further exposed by Nicholas Kristof in his blistering piece for the New York Times entitled “The Children of Pornhub” which pulled the curtain back on Pornhub’s profiteering from child sexual abuse material. The announced updates from the MindGeek-owned “porn tube site” would…

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STATEMENT – Pornhub’s “Improvements” are a Farce  

Washington, DC (December 8, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is calling out Pornhub’s announced “improvements” in response to the The New York Times investigation which highlighted how Pornhub profits from child sexual abuse material. “Pornhub cannot be trusted: it has profited for years from rape, child sexual abuse material, sex trafficking, and revenge pornography. The New…

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STATEMENT – Parents Beware: Pornhub’s New Sex Ed Course is Free and Accessible to Your Kids

Washington, DC (December 1, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) condemned Pornhub’s attempt to masquerade as a legitimate educational resource with its new, free sex education course that is easily accessible to any child using the Internet or a smartphone. Pornhub has been caught hosting videos of sex trafficking, child sexual abuse…

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STATEMENT – EBSCO K-12 Databases Expose Children to Pornography, Despite its Claims to the Contrary

EBSCO Sent NCOSE “Cease and Desist” Letter, but NCOSE Investigation Reveals Children Have Easy Access to Porn Through EBSCO Databases Washington, DC (November 3, 2020) – Responding to a “cease and desist” letter from EBSCO Information Services, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has called on the company – a leading provider of research…

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