Block Pornhub in the UK NOW!

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Block Pornhub in the UK NOW!

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Block Pornhub in the UK NOW!

An investigation into Pornhub by the New York Times has confirmed long-suspected fears that the platform has been hosting several shocking cases of sex trafficking and child rape on their site. 

In one example a 15-year-old girl who had been missing for a year was finally found alive after her mother was tipped off that her daughter was being featured in videos on the infamous porn streaming platform - 58 such videos of her rape and sexual abuse were discovered on Pornhub. 

In other words, Pornhub viewers were getting sexual enjoyment out of the sexual exploitation of a 15-year-old girl.

The investigation also uncovered cases of revenge porn and video taken without the consent of the participants.

As a result of this scandal, MasterCard and Visa have blocked the use of their cards on this site, joining Paypal who had already had a ban in place.  This is not a move which has been taken lightly -  credit card companies will stand to lose millions. 

The New York Times Investigation is only the tip of the iceberg.

Pornhub’s claim that they have ‘cleaned up’ their platform by removing offending content is disingenuous. A search using simple search terms brings up hundreds of thousands of violent videos featuring rape, torture, strangulation, suffocation and women being hit and brutalised.

A significant proportion of Pornhub’s content promotes grooming, incest and paedophilia.

Pornhub has done the bare minimum as it is not in their interests to remove content. The removal of certain tags and search terms is nothing more than a PR exercise. Their new safeguards are easy to circumnavigate and such is the volume of videos that are uploaded on a daily basis, it will be impossible to certify every single video. 

Online pornography is harmful. It exploits both men and woman and contributes to the sexualisation of children. There is also a strong link between sex trafficking and the porn industry.

In one survey, 63% of underage sex trafficking victims said they had been advertised or sold online. (Thorn). According to anti-trafficking non-profit, Rescue:Freedom, in 9 countries, 49% of sexually exploited women said that pornography was made of them while they were being sold for sex.

A lawsuit has been filed against Pornhub's parent company,  Mindgeek, knew it was partnering and profiteering from a sex trafficking venture for years. A judge has already ruled that one of Pornhub's collaborators lied to women about how their explicit videos would be distributed and ordered millions of dollars in compensation.  

Pornhub is complicit in the sexual exploitation of countless vulnerable women of all ages across the globe.

Reeling in millions of dollars in advertising and membership revenue with 42 billion hits and 6 million videos uploaded per year, Pornhub directly damages the lives of both men and women alike across the globe. 

Such is their profit-driven agenda that there is absolutely no way to reliably verify the age or consent of those featured in the pornographic content it hosts. 

Porn objectifies women and legitimises the completely reckless notion that females can be used for the sexual gratification of men. It robs women of their dignity and casts them into the debased hands of men with depraved appetites fuelled by this sinister trade.

There is increasing research demonstrating a link between sexual violence, sexual abuse of children and the use of pornography. 

We need to stand together to stop this depraved industry in its tracks. And this starts with banning Pornhub in the United Kingdom– the most popular porn outlet in the world.

Sign this petition today urging that Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport implements a Pornhub ban at Internet Service Provider (ISP) level. 

Of course, even if Pornhub was banned from the country, others would try and take its place. But we need to continually counter these attempts until porn is defeated in every way, shape and form. 

If you value the basic right to dignity and protection for all women, then sign and help spread the word by sharing this petition today!


Sources:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/04/opinion/sunday/pornhub-rape-trafficking.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9059637/PornHub-owner-MindGeek-sued-80-million-40-women-say-site-profited-GirlsDoPorn.html 


 

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Block Pornhub to protect women's dignity!

Dear Mr Dowden

An investigation by the New York Times has revealed several shocking cases of sex trafficking and child rape films that were hosted on Pornhub. 

For example, a 15-year-old girl who had been missing for a year was finally found alive after her mother was tipped off that her daughter was being featured in videos on the infamous porn streaming platform — 58 such videos of her rape and sexual abuse were discovered on Pornhub.

There are also countless examples of revenge porn and videos shot without the participant’s consent appearing on the site.

As a result, the dominant players in the credit-card market, Visa and MasterCard have banned the use of their cards on the site - a move that will not have been taken lightly as both companies stand to lose a lot of money from this decision.

Pornhub’s response has been nothing more than a PR exercise - they have removed a fraction of the most offensive content and undertaken a re-categorisation exercise, but hundreds of thousands of videos containing violent abuse of women and the sexualisation of children are still easily accessible.  

Pornhub is complicit in the sexual exploitation of countless vulnerable Such is their profit-driven agenda that there is absolutely no way to reliably verify the age or consent of those featured in the pornographic content it hosts. 


Online pornography is harmful - contributing to the sexual violence committed against women and children and fuelling a market for sexual trafficking. 

Porn objectifies women and legitimises the completely reckless notion that females can be used for the sexual gratification of men. It robs women of their dignity and casts them into the debased hands of men with depraved appetites fuelled by this sinister trade.

Even school curriculums are beginning to attempt to address the harm caused to children by the widespread availability of pornography. 

Please take a stand to protect women and children in the UK and across the world from the insidious effects of pornography, starting with Pornhub - the world's most popular porn outlet in the world. 

I urge you as the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to instigate a ban on Pornhub in the United Kingdom at Internet Service Provider (ISP) level.

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Block Pornhub in the UK NOW!

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