Pornhub Deletes Millions of Unverified Videos, Accepts Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Payments

Published December 16th, 2020 - 07:24 GMT
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Highlights
Pornhub has deleted over 10 million unverified video from its platforms amid child abuse accusations.

Pornhub has recently deleted around 10 million videos and removed unverified users following reports of exploitation. The website justified this move as it aims to delete child pornography and other illegal content. 

Users on social media platforms have expressed their anger against Pornhub’s decision saying that most of their videos were removed and their accounts were banned even though their videos do obey the website’s rules.

After the crackdown on unverified content, Pornhub website currently contains only 2.9 million clips, down from 13.5 million last week.

On the other hand, Mastercard, Visa and Discover have earlier banned their customers from using their companies' credit cards to make purchases on Pornhub ahead of allegations suggested by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, that the site contains child abuse and nonconsensual sexual behavior.

In response, Pornhun has started to restrict unverified videos on its platform, saying: "As part of our policy to ban unverified uploaders, we have now also suspended all previously uploaded content that was not created by content partners or members of the Model Program."

Nevertheless, Laila Mickelwait, the founder of TraffickingHub who used to accuse Pornhub of ignoring the child porn videos on its site, leaving victims to suffer while it profits from the traffic, hailed this movement on Twitter.

Pornhub also announced that it only accepts Bitcoin and cryptocurrency as the only payment option for its premium services, after Mastercard and Visa cut ties with it last week.

Pornhub, a Canadian-owned site, is the world's leading free porn website. The viewer gets to choose from millions of hardcore videos that stream quickly and in high quality, including amazing VR Porn. It was launched in Montreal in 2007.


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