Petition to Terminate Pornhub over Sex Trafficking and Child Abuse Videos Gain Unexpected Attention

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(BREAKING WIDE) – Petition to Terminate Pornhub over Sex Trafficking and Child Abuse Videos Gain Unexpected Attention.

Pornhub, the largest pornography hosting website that critics say profits off of and enables sex trafficking as well as child abuse, faces petition calling for its termination.

Laila Mickelwait, director of abolition for the Sacramento-based nonprofit ExodusCry launch the petition Feburary which has received over 2 miillion signatures. The petition and corresponding website allege, with notable evidence, that the site has been enabling and profiting off of crimes like rape, abduction, sexual assault and sex trafficking.

The petition even yielded a letter from U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., in March asking Attorney General Bill Barr to conduct a federal investigation into the porn website and its parent company, MindGeek. Recently, Mickelwait met with lawmakers in Washington D.C. and presented an evidence-based case against the website, which she says draws about 42 billion views per year.

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“All it takes to upload content to PornHub is an email address — no government-issued ID is required. Pornhub doesn’t bother to reliably verify the age or the consent of the millions featured in the videos it hosts and profits from,” Mickelwait said in a statement this week.

“The site is set up for exploitation and is infested with videos of the real rape, trafficking, abuse, and exploitation of women and children. We have significant evidence and it is just the tip of the iceberg. Pornhub is arguably the largest public collection of sexual exploitation evidence in existence.”

Laila Mickelwait set the ball rolling with an op-ed earlier this year detailing how easy it was to upload content on to the porn hosting site.

The next day, BBC reported the case of Rose Kalemba, who was taken at knifepoint and raped for 12 hours when she was 14 years old. Her attackers uploaded the videos of the brutality they inflicted on her onto Pornhub and Kalemba had to threaten legal action in order to get the videos removed.

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ExodusCry has also documented the case of a 15-year-old girl from Florida, who had gone missing for a year before being located. Fifty-eight videos of her rape and sexual abuse were discovered on the website, which had been monetized.

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