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Petition Calls On Pornhub To Forestall Non-Consensual Movies From Being Posted

Petition Calls On Pornhub To Prevent Non-Consensual Videos From Being Posted



A petition with over 350,000 signatures is asking on Pornhub to cease posting non-consensual movies and advertising and marketing them as “pornography.” Kate Isaacs writes by way of The Guardian: Pornhub’s argument that “extremists” are lobbying to close them down is ridiculous. I am non-religious, liberal and intercourse constructive and by no means “anti-porn.” I began the #NotYourPorn marketing campaign after a pal had her iCloud account hacked final 12 months. Movies of her and an ex had been stolen from her telephone after which uploaded to Pornhub. We have now tried to have my pal’s movies taken down: we informed the corporate that she was underage, that she did not consent to being on their web site and nonetheless it took a number of weeks to take away it. Sadly, by then the harm was already executed. When one video had been eliminated, an an identical video along with her full title hooked up would pop again up once more. This cycle of reporting the video to Pornhub, delayed removing and subsequent re-uploading continued for months — till she ended up on Pornhub’s high 5 trending movies within the UK. My pal fell right into a state of melancholy on the information that she had been decreased to a search time period, her physique packaged up as porn and offered for revenue.

Since then I’ve labored with 50 ladies who have been become “porn stars” with out their permission — a few of whom have been beneath 18 — when movies of them have been posted on Pornhub with out their consent. Earlier than you inform your self that this might by no means occur to you (since you would not be so careless as to have a video of your self like that within the first place) then I would ask you to contemplate Catherine’s* case. Catherine obtained involved with me when she discovered that her ex had been secretly recording them having intercourse, and with out her information importing these movies to Pornhub for glory — and even a money reward. When Catherine found his Pornhub web page, she discovered movies of what gave the impression to be different unsuspecting victims too, all promoted beneath “secret recording” classes on the web site. Secret recording classes can nonetheless be discovered on Pornhub. “Pornhub conceal themselves behind freedom of expression and argue that every one sexual fantasies on their website are simply that: legit fantasies acted out by consenting adults. They’ve defended the “younger teen” and “drunk stolen snapchat” classes as legit fantasy protected by freedom of speech,” Isaac writes in closing.

“Let me be clear: this is not about censorship or stifling kinks — there are many moral porn firms who’ve sturdy programs in place to make sure everybody concerned in manufacturing is a consenting grownup. That is about an enormous company making the most of non-consensual movies — and an business that publishes abusive content material with no regulatory physique or authorities holding them to account.”

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