Pornhub To Remove Thousands Of Videos In Response To Mastercard And Visa’s Movement

Hanima Anand |Dec 15, 2020

A large number of unverified videos on the world’s largest x-rated website will be removed, in particular those related to child pornography and forced sexual intercourses.

Pornhub has announced its mass removal of unverified clips after Mastercard and Visa block their customers from purchasing on the x-rated website.

Pornhub faces serious accusations of illegal video content

Earlier this year, there emerge various accusations towards Pornhub that this website displayed videos of rape and underage sex. This is not only inappropriate but also illegal content regardless of all ages.

An investigation by The New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof also shows the same fact that Pornhub has featured revenge pornography. Many videos were recorded without the consent of participants as well.

Mastercard And Visa
Mastercard and Visa even launched their own investigation towards the website.

Following the move, the two giant credit card companies Mastercard and Visa have expressed their disapproval of the x-rated site. Accordingly, they have terminated the use of their cards on Pornhub. In the meantime, both companies have their own investigation to confirm the violation of standards on the website.

Pornhub to remove all unverified accounts

Though calling the move from Mastercard and Visa ‘exceptionally disappointing,’ Pornhub announced that it would take steps to change the situation.

The website would impose a ban on unverified users to avoid illegal material posted in the future. Meanwhile, they will also suspend previously uploaded videos that did not come from their models or content partners.

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Actions from credit card companies have tightened Pornhub's business.

What’s more, a verification and review process will start next month to filter any content that goes against the law.

Here’s the full statement from the adult website:

‘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. This means every piece of Pornhub content is from verified uploaders, a requirement that platforms like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Snapchat and Twitter have yet to institute.’

At the end of its sharing, the website highlighted the fact that thousands of models who relied on them for a living would be badly affected by the actions from Mastercard and Visa.

Last year, Pornhub recorded an unprecedented number of 42 billion visits to the platform. The surge in Pornhub traffic coming from India during the pandemic was previously reported on Starbiz.com.

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