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STATEMENT – NCOSE Research Institute Director Addresses How “Adult” Hardcore Pornography Fuels Child Sexual Abuse at Harvard Institute Symposium 

Washington, DC (April 8, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) announced that Lisa Thompson, vice president and director of the Research Institute at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, is a keynote speaker at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science’s International Symposium today, April 8, the World Day for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention,…

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STATEMENT – Wish and Diesel Must Stop Advertising on Pornhub and its Parent Company’s Other Porn Sites 

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND (April 7, 2021) – As part of the Dismantle Pornhub Campaign, the International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (ICOSE) and a coalition of 104 survivors and advocates from 13 countries, have sent letters to the CEOs of Wish and Diesel to call both companies out for enabling and profiting from child sexual abuse material, sex trafficking and non-consensual videos on Pornhub and…

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STATEMENT – New Study Shows Sexual Violence Rampant on Pornhub, XVideos, XHamster 

NCOSE Says Pornography Websites Can Never be “Safe Enough” and Must be Investigated Washington, DC (April 6, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) said that pornography websites such as Pornhub and XVideos must be prosecuted for illegal activities, given further evidence of criminal activity in a new analysis published in the British Journal of Criminology. The study, “Sexual violence as a sexual script in mainstream online pornography,” found that of 131,738…

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STATEMENT – Congressional Briefing on April 8 will Demand Criminal Investigation of Pornhub for Distributing Child Exploitation, Sex Trafficking, and Non-Consensual Content

Media Advisory WHAT: A group of survivor and advocate-led organizations are sponsoring a congressional briefing to present evidence of the rampant criminality on Pornhub, which is owned by MindGeek, an international company with offices/servers in the U.S.  Pornhub has profited by distributing child sexual abuse material (CSAM), videos of rape and assault, filmed sex trafficking, and non-consensually recorded…

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STATEMENT – Dignity Defense Alert: Kraft Heinz and Unilever Recognized for Cutting Ties with Pornhub 

Washington, DC (March 22, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is pleased to recognize Kraft Heinz and Unilever as the recipients of its Dignity Defense Alert for publicly stating that they would not advertise on Pornhub, or similar pornographic sites.   The New York Times recently exposed Pornhub for “monetize[ing] child rapes, revenge pornography, spy cam videos of women showering, racist and misogynist content.” NCOSE has also filed a class action…

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STATEMENT – Campaign Launched to Challenge Pornhub Infrastructure – Roku the First to be Challenged by Survivors and Advocates in 12 Countries 

Cambridge, England (March 18, 2021) – The joint campaign #DismantlePornhub has been launched by the International Centre on Sexual Exploitation (UK), Collective Shout (Australia), Defend Dignity (Canada), and Traffickinghub (USA) to call out entities that support the infrastructure of Pornhub and MindGeek. MindGeek-owned Pornhub has been exposed for hosting videos containing child sexual abuse material, sexual…

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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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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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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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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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