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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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PROGRESS! Instagram Takes Step Forward via Improved Reporting and Direct Message Tools

Instagram has made significant improvements to address the sexual exploitation and abuse that occur on its platform. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has been communicating and working with Instagram for over a year. We are grateful to report regular positive developments from this collaboration following meetings with an international campaign led by Australian Collective…

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Protect Children by Taking Action to Support the EARN IT Act

EARN IT Act Has Teeth: Only Option in Congress for Online Child Protection

There is a lot of misinformation being spread by the technology industry regarding the EARN IT Act (S. 3398 / H.R. 8454). In the face of rising levels of child sexual abuse material being distributed and consumed online, the EARN IT Act is legislation that seeks to allow U.S. citizens to hold technology companies accountable…

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