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Roku Has Facilitated Child Sexual Abuse Images and More Via Pornhub Private Channel—It’s Time to Shut It Down

Roku is an American media-streaming company that proudly operates the number one most used TV streaming platform in the nation. Roku helps content providers reach a larger consumer audience by setting up channels on the Roku platform, and allows consumers to stream content on their personal devices. However, what you might not know about Roku…

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STATEMENT – NCOSE Commends Canadian Call for Royal Mounted Police Investigation into MindGeek

Washington, DC (March 16, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) commended the call from 70 Canadian MPs and Senators to the Royal Mounted Police of Canada (RCMP) open a full criminal investigation into MindGeek. Their letter sent to the RCMP notes that as of February 22, 2021, the RCMP “had zero outstanding investigations regarding…

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MindGeek class action lawsuit: "Our exploitation was Pornhub's profit."

The Class Action Lawsuit Against Pornhub and MindGeek, Explained

The NCOSE Law Center is helping victims of Pornhub bring a class action lawsuit against MindGeek in order to see justice served. Here’s how.

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STATEMENT – Canadian Parliament Must Launch Criminal Investigation into MindGeek, Say Survivors and NGOs from 65 Countries 

National Center on Sexual Exploitation Also Files Legal Brief Supporting Investigation  Washington, DC (March 1, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) joined a collective of 104 survivors of sexual exploitation and 525 NGOs from 65 countries in calling for a criminal investigation into MindGeek in a letter to the Canadian Parliament.   The NCOSE Law…

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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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STATEMENT – Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Pornhub by Two Survivors of Childhood Sex Trafficking

WASHINGTON, DC (February 12, 2021) – An accomplished assembly of survivor-focused and commercial litigation law firms have jointly filed a class action lawsuit against MindGeek, the parent company of Pornhub. The representative class members are two survivors of childhood sex trafficking whose videos and images of their sexual abuse were posted on Pornhub and other…

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Image of Pornhub logo crossed out on laptop screen representing the failure of pornography regulation

Why Self-Regulation Can’t Fix Pornhub (or the Pornography Industry)

Following up on announcements it made in December 2020, Pornhub has provided more details about how it intends to “address” abuse on its platform. By trotting out a list of proposed “improvements” using buzzwords such as “biometric user verification,” “improved moderation,” and “transparency reports,” the MindGeek-owned website is hoping that its proposed pornography regulation tactics…

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The Canadian Parliament’s Hearing Taking on MindGeek Executives

On February 1st, 2021, the Canadian House of Commons Ethics Committee launched their investigation into MindGeek, the parent company of Pornhub, for hosting videos of child sexual abuse, rape, sex-trafficking, and non-consensually distributed content. The Ethics Committee opened the investigation by interviewing Serena Fleites, a survivor of image-based child sexual abuse distributed through Pornhub, and Michael Bowe, an American…

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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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