Pornhub child abuse allegations


On Sunday Mastercard said they were investigating allegations with PornHub’s parent bank MindGeek concerning accusations that the sight had posted videos depicting child abuse.

According to news24, these allegations stemmed from a New York Times column written by Nicholas Kristof where he describes videos from the porn site that include recordings of assaults on unconscious women and girls.

The publication quotes an extract from the column where Kristof wrote, “The issue is not porn but rape. Let’s agree that assaults on children or on anyone without consent is unconscionable.”

Should be illegal to post videos before being reviewed

Bill Ackerman, a billionaire investor has suggested that all videos should be reviewed by a monitor until the ages and consent of participants have been validated. He suggested that posting it before following this process should be illegal.

Along with denying the allegations, Pornhub has also said that they do in fact have human moderators who manually review “every single upload” as well as automated detection technologies.

According to the publication, Senator Josh Hawley, in the United States, said he would introduce legislation to create a federal right to sue for every person “coerced or trafficked or exploited by sites like Pornhub.”