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News Drama Major Credit Cards Stop Allowing Cards To Be Used On Pornhub; Porn Site Outraged

ManofOne

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Mastercard and Visa announced Thursday that they will prohibit the use of their cards on embattled pornography site Pornhub, The New York Times reported.

“The credit card companies had started separate investigations this week into their financial ties with MindGeek, the parent company of Pornhub,” the report said.


Mastercard said in a statement Thursday that it was “confirmed” through an investigation that there were “violations of our standards prohibiting unlawful content on their site.”

“We are instructing the financial institutions who serve MindGeek to suspend processing of payments through the Visa network,” Visa said in a statement.

Pornhub was outraged at the news, blaming the credit card companies for “crushing for the hundreds of thousands of models who rely” on the exploitative site.

“These actions are exceptionally disappointing, as they come just two days after Pornhub instituted the most far-reaching safeguards in user-generated platform history,” Pornhub said, reported Fox Business’ Audrey Conklin. “This news is crushing for the hundreds of thousands of models who rely on our platform for their livelihoods.”


Pornhub announced “huge changes” to their terms Tuesday, on the heels of a brutal exposé from the Times that uncovered videos of rape and sex trafficking victims on its platform.

Pornhub “is infested with rape videos,” outlined Times writer Nicholas Kristof, in an opinion piece published Friday. “It monetizes child rapes, revenge pornography, spy cam videos of women showering, racist and misogynist content, and footage of women being asphyxiated in plastic bags. A search for ‘girls under18’ (no space) or ‘14yo’ leads in each case to more than 100,000 videos. Most aren’t of children being assaulted, but too many are.”

Kristof announced Tuesday that Pornhub says they are now only allowing uploads from verified users, will ban most downloads, and will make improvements to their moderation.

“Initial take,” he offered, “A great deal depends on how responsibly Pornhub implements these, and it hasn’t earned my trust at all, but these seem significant.”

“Effective immediately, only content partners and people within the Model Program will be able to upload content to Pornhub,” the pornography site posted on their “commitment to trust and safety” page. “In the new year, we will implement a verification process so that any user can upload content upon successful completion of identification protocol.”

The site also “removed the ability for users to download content from Pornhub, with the exception of paid downloads within the verified Model Program. In tandem with our fingerprinting technology, this will mitigate the ability for content already removed from the platform to be able to return.” This, too, will allegedly be “effective immediately.”

“We have worked to create comprehensive measures that help protect our community from illegal content,” Pornhub said. “In recent months we deployed an additional layer of moderation. The newly established ‘Red Team’ will be dedicated solely to self-auditing the platform for potentially illegal material.”

Traffickinghub founder Laila Mickelwait reacted to the news Tuesday: “Pornhub just conceded to the pressure, admitted their guilt, & made drastic changes to the way they operate,” she said in a Twitter thread. “This is a huge win for the movement! However we need reliable implementation, apologies to victims, restitution for victims & more.”

“Pornhub has shown that it cannot be trusted to self police. It has spent years knowingly making hundreds of millions of dollars on the bloody, bruised, abused, raped and trafficked bodies of society’s most vulnerable,” the anti-porn activist continued. “Pornhub must first delete all user generated amateur videos from the site [—] too many of them are blatantly illegal. Pornhub’s proposal for verified only uploads is insufficient as is because all that is required to be ‘verified’ on Pornhub is a photo and a username.”

Mickelwait noted that currently “no government-issued ID or real consent is needed for Pornhub ‘verification.’”

“This is unacceptable,” she said. “Verification must mean more than that. They must implement third party reliable age and consent verification using government issued ID immediately.”

“Pornhub must apologize and provide restitution to all victims whose lives have been destroyed by their predatory criminally negligent and intentionally reckless disregard for the safety of children as well as adults,” Mickelwait argued. “Pornhub must still be investigated by the USDOJ and Canadian Ministry of Justice for flagrantly and knowingly violating the criminal code. Why?”

“We don’t allow sexual predators and traffickers to get away with a slap on the wrist and a promise of better behavior. Justice for victims means criminal prosecution and restitution—nothing less,” she wrote, tagging Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the U.S. Justice Department. “[T]his is on you. Act now.”

“Lastly,” she closed, “these changes must apply to ALL MindGeek owned tube sites. MindGeek currently holds a monopoly on global user generated internet pornography and these changes and demands apply to all of their sites.”


https://www.dailywire.com/news/major-credit-cards-stop-allowing-cards-to-be-used-on-pornhub
 

ManofOne

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Who are these people that pay for porn

Yahhh who pays for porn.

 

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Anyone paying for porn is a chump! Our mechanism relies on the movement and the sentiment, not pixel count or runtime
 
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#Phonepunk#

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wtf, is this one of Biden's friends? he runs w these Delaware credit card oligarchs. they funded him for 20 years.


big shock here lol:

MBNA hired the son of Vice President Joe Biden during the years when Biden was a Senator and was pushing for bankruptcy reform legislation supported by the company, which became law and makes it more difficult to acquire bankruptcy protection. Because of the close relationship between Biden and MBNA, an article in the conservative political magazine National Review referred to Biden as the "Senator from MBNA".
 
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I'd ask what you can't find for free, but the answer would probably disturb me.

You'd probably be disturbed by how boring my taste in porn.

The only site I've paid for in the last couple of years is Sweet Sinner. I subbed for a month, downloaded like 50 or 60 videos, and then canceled before the recurring charge kicked in.
 
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“Listen, we’re doing an investigation on Pornhub and we need you do do some searches for us. Start by searching for ‘14yo’. Don’t forget you’re working from home now.”

“Nah I’m good boss, good luck with that.”
 
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Facebook, Youtube, Tiktok, Snapchat, and Instagram have each singularly hosted and served 100's of millions of illegal videos and images, dwarfing anything Pornhub could ever dream of a million times over. This has nothing to do with illegal content, they disapprove of the porn in general and latched onto a convenient scape goat. We need strong government regulations/protections that disallow any banks, CC's, or crowd funding platforms from arbitrarily deplatforming content or people they decide they don't like. It's not 1986, today's economy is digital, you can't exist in modern society without digital currency. This is directly prohibiting people's livelihood and very right to exist. Banks, payment processors, or any kind of exchange middle men should not be allowed to wield this kind of power at a whim. Any kind of "ban" should have to go through several branches of government, not the Visa or Mastercard CEO.
 
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Pornhub must held accountable for hosting and verifying a 15-year-old victim of sex trafficking as an over-18 content producer. The most visited pornographic website in the world hosted numerous videos that detailed the rape and sexual abuse of an underage girl.
The videos were found on a number of platforms, including Periscope, Modelhub, Snapchat, but Pornhub was the only one to provide a verification checkmark to the victim, which gave any unsuspecting viewers the impression that she was a consenting performer over the age of 18. In 2019, the mother of the victim was alerted to the videos a year after reporting her missing in South Florida.
Charged with trafficking and rape of a minor, 30-year-old Christopher Johnson, allegedly kidnapped the victim from a convenience store and forced her to have sex with him at his apartment. Speaking to police detectives, the victim said that she was even forced to have an abortion during the duration of her time in captivity. According to the Sun-Sentinel, police discovered paperwork from an abortion clinic to back up her allegations.
 

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I just logged into pornhub and my account is premium...

edit: i guess the site is free now since there is no option to pay for premium
 
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Pornhub must held accountable for hosting and verifying a 15-year-old victim of sex trafficking as an over-18 content producer. The most visited pornographic website in the world hosted numerous videos that detailed the rape and sexual abuse of an underage girl.

The videos were found on a number of platforms, including Periscope, Modelhub, Snapchat, but Pornhub was the only one to provide a verification checkmark to the victim, which gave any unsuspecting viewers the impression that she was a consenting performer over the age of 18. In 2019, the mother of the victim was alerted to the videos a year after reporting her missing in South Florida.
Charged with trafficking and rape of a minor, 30-year-old Christopher Johnson, allegedly kidnapped the victim from a convenience store and forced her to have sex with him at his apartment. Speaking to police detectives, the victim said that she was even forced to have an abortion during the duration of her time in captivity. According to the Sun-Sentinel, police discovered paperwork from an abortion clinic to back up her allegations.
So this rape was found on multiple websites, but only pornhub is being taken to task?

What a suprise, the only website that isn't connected to a massive silicon valley tech oligarch
 

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So this rape was found on multiple websites, but only pornhub is being taken to task?

What a suprise, the only website that isn't connected to a massive silicon valley tech oligarch

It's just the way things work. Back in the day it was McDonalds that was the target for a whole lot of stuff that all the fast food chains were doing. What actually happens is that it forces change from the biggest players and that trickles down to the smaller ones. In this case, maybe it really isn't a good idea to let anyone upload anything without oversight before it goes live and just rely on the report button after the fact.

So Pornhub invest in the changes, it becomes the standard and then they use that to take out competitors that don't by reporting them to the media.
 
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Adverts in porn when?

I say remove it all anyway. If you can't fuck in real life you don't deserve to watch others fuck.

Soyboy pussys
Where is all this anger coming from? I don't see this "soyboy" talk in any of the threads about sexy women here.
 
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Perhaps this could encourage some self-reflection among those that are paying to have adult content squirted into their eyes.
 
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It's unfathomable to me that people actually pay for porn anymore. Did they really burn through the backlog of free shit that's available? How is that even possible without rubbing all the skin off your hand and other thing?
 
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From the sounds of it, its not people paying for porn so much, its the "performers" getting paid.

I won't like I have been on pornhub, but never dived into paying for anything. I did notice some videos were private with a little lock on them.

I will assume based on reading and MindGeeks argument that you can pay people directly that have channels, and that they have some live/camming options on there and those are the people getting screwed?

I mean in the end its all just about money so I can't trust what MindGeek says. Porn is just skeezy overall. Not demonizing it but lets not glamourize it either. Most people in porn aren't there because its their dream job no matter what ERA tries to tell us. And most of the people producing it are probably all kinds of fucked up and exploiting everyone else involved.
 

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I have a coworker who admitted to me he went into major debt spending it all on Chaturbate girls

I lost so much respect for him that even my perverted ass stopped talking to him after that
 
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