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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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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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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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Iceland’s Sex Trade Ban: A Model for Gender Equality

Gender equality means that no woman is for sale. Iceland has taken this premise seriously by effectively banning the entire sex trade: no strip clubs, no pornography, and no prostitution. In 2009, Iceland implemented the Nordic (or Equality) model, making it illegal to buy sex – or to base one’s “employment or livelihood on prostitution…

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Group photo of African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) launch event in Monrovia, Liberia

Campaign on Harms of Pornography Launched in Liberia

African leaders are raising awareness about the harms of pornography in Liberia for the first time. The African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) – in collaboration with the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Africa and with support from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) and the…

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Porn and the Pandemic: What to Do When a Partner’s Addiction is Exposed

It is no surprise that pornography use escalated as more people stayed at home and online during the novel coronavirus quarantines of 2020.  Jim O’Day, executive director of Integrity Restored, highlighted the troubling rise of pornography use during the COVID-19 pandemic this way: “At some point in the future we’re going to be faced with people…

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Sexual Assault: The Silent Battle of American Soldiers

When young service members enlist in the military, they recognize they may be put in harm’s way. However, many of our service members are under attack from within. The danger that too many of our service members face inside the military’s ranks won’t earn them any medals or awards for heroism, but the emotional scars…

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Alvin Winford, the Program Manager at the African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse (ANPPCAN) presents to 30 members of the Liberian Child Rights NGOs Coalition

Groundbreaking Training on Public Health Harms of Pornography Launched in Liberia by CESE Africa Partner

In October 2020, Alvin Winford, the Program Manager at the African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse (ANPPCAN), launched a groundbreaking training on the public health harms of pornography. Alvin presented to 30 members of the Liberian Child Rights NGOs Coalition, all of whom work at different organizations advocating for and serving…

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