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An Online Petition Exposes Pornhub’s Blatant Misuse Of Rape And Abuse Video. This Is Vile And Action Needs To Be Taken

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Deny it all you want but open secrets are the way of the world. And globally, what is the biggest open secret of them all? Porn. I don’t think I have ever met someone who hasn’t indulged in a little “adult entertainment” (*wink wink*). I mean, no matter how “shameful” society deems it be, sex is not only a physiological need of the body, but it also one that opens up a whole new avenue for earning. So, it stands to reason that since there is no end to the obsession people have with watching other people get freaky on screen.

Talking about humungous amounts of money sex makes, I would like to clarify that this story is not about people watching porn. It is about the largest platform that people use to watch it- Pornhub, UK’s largest open-access pornography provider.

Before I get into the shady business that Mindgeek, the owners of Pornhub are into, allow me to give you a few fun facts about the site. It is the world’s largest porn site and was visited 42 billion (almost six times more than the entire human population) times last year. These numbers are truly staggering, and they prove my hypothesis of porn being the world’s largest open secret. The website is free access and has various categories for the viewer to choose from. Not to mention that it has no age restriction and makes its money through paid-for promotions by porn producers.

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All that sounds like business as usual, right? But there is an online petition going around with nearly 400,000 signatures accusing the porn site of profiting from videos of rape and abuse. The campaign calls to shut the site down and hold its executives accountable. This is some seriously disgusting stuff and exposes a larger disregard for what is acceptable and what crosses a line.

The petition created by US anti-trafficking organisation Exodus Cry accuses Pornhub of facilitating human and sex trafficking through insufficient age and safeguarding checks of its millions of videos, many of which are uploaded by amateur users.

The petition reads, “Pornhub is generating millions in advertising and membership revenue with 42 billion visits and 6 million videos uploaded per year. Yet it has no system in place to verify reliably the age or consent of those featured in the pornographic content it hosts and profits from.”

It further cites an example of a 15-year-old girl who went missing from Florida last year. She was recently found by authorities after videos of her being allegedly raped surfaced on various porn sites including Pornhub. Until now, I didn’t know there were freaks who get turned on by watching a 15-year-old girl get raped. But apparently, there are and not just that, the “teen” category on the site is one of the most visited. This makes me extremely nauseous to even think about.

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Laila Mickelwait, the founder of the petition, told an international publication that “As a practice Pornhub does not verify the age or the consent of millions of people uploading hardcore porn to their website – no ID verification or consent verification is required. Their policies enable porn uploads by anonymous rapists and traffickers.”

The petition also highlights Pornhub’s slow and negligent responses to abusive content on the site. This comes after Pornhub took three days to remove the official page of Girls Do Porn. This is a US independent film label that was charged with federal sex-trafficking in October 2019. The worst part? The videos of Girls Do Porn are still available on Pornhub via unofficial uploaders.

Obviously, Pornhub is denying all these accusations claiming that they do not profit from non-consensual or underage content. Basically, it is taking no legal responsibility for the videos that have been uploaded.

But this is not the first time Pornhub has come into the spotlight on account of accusations similar to these. In November 2019, an investigation showed that the site was filled with creepy pictures of schoolgirls in the UK. There were also videos of men performing sex acts in front of teenagers on buses and obscene photos of young children.

Just thinking about the fact that a site with such a large reach is airing such vile and disgusting content is making so nauseous. After all these allegations which are clearly not baseless, Pornhub needs to shut down or get their policies in place, stat.

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