Opinion | The Children of Pornhub - The New York Times
Pornhub prides itself on being the cheery, winking face of naughty, the website that buys a billboard in Times Square and provides snow plows to clear Boston streets. It donates to organizations fighting for racial equality and offers steamy content free to get people through Covid-19 shutdowns.
Yet there’s another side of the company: Its site is infested with rape videos. It monetizes child rapes, revenge pornography, spy cam videos of women showering, racist and misogynist content, and footage of women being asphyxiated in plastic bags. A search for “girls under18” (no space) or “14yo” leads in each case to more than 100,000 videos. Most aren’t of children being assaulted, but too many are.
After a 15-year-old girl went missing in Florida, her mother found her on Pornhub — in 58 sex videos. Sexual assaults on a 14-year-old California girl were posted on Pornhub and were reported to the authorities not by the company but by a classmate who saw the videos. In each case, offenders were arrested for the assaults, but Pornhub escaped responsibility for sharing the videos and profiting from them
Serena Fleites, now living in her car with three dogs, says, “A whole life can be changed because of one little mistake.”
The problem goes far beyond one company. Indeed, a rival of Pornhub, XVideos, which arguably has even fewer scruples, may attract more visitors. Depictions of child abuse also appear on mainstream sites like Twitter, Reddit and Facebook. And Google supports the business models of companies that thrive on child molestation.
sainte vache #exponentiel, c’est le mot du siècle en vrai.
I asked the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to compile the number of images, videos and other content related to child sexual exploitation reported to it each year. In 2015, it received reports of 6.5 million videos or other files; in 2017, 20.6 million; and in 2019, 69.2 million.
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“Why do videos of me from when I was 15 years old and blackmailed, which is child porn, continuously [get] uploaded?” Nicole protested plaintively to Pornhub last year, in a message. “You really need a better system. … I tried to kill myself multiple times after finding myself reuploaded on your website.”
Nicole’s lawyer, Dani Pinter, says there are still at least three naked videos of Nicole at age 15 or 16 on Pornhub that they are trying to get removed.
“It’s never going to end,” Nicole said. “They’re getting so much money from our trauma.”
One Pornhub scandal involved the Girls Do Porn production company, which recruited young women for clothed modeling gigs and then pushed them to perform in sex videos, claiming that the videos would be sold only as DVDs in other countries and would never go online .
I don’t see any neat solution. But aside from limiting immunity so that companies are incentivized to behave better, here are three steps that would help: 1.) Allow only verified users to post videos. 2.) Prohibit downloads. 3.) Increase moderation
The Internet Watch Foundation couldn’t explain why its figure for Pornhub is so low. Perhaps it’s because people on Pornhub are inured to the material and unlikely to report it. But if you know what to look for, it’s possible to find hundreds of apparent child sexual abuse videos on Pornhub in 30 minutes. Pornhub has recently offered playlists with names including “less than 18,” “the best collection of young boys” and “under- - age.”
Les menaces de Visa et Mastercard sont bidons, puisque le NYT stipule que Paypal s’est retiré de la plateforme porno bien avant …
Concerns about Pornhub are bubbling up. A petition to shut the site down has received 2.1 million signatures. Senator Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, called on the Justice Department to investigate Pornhub. PayPal cut off services for the company, and credit card companies have been asked to do the same. An organization called Traffickinghub, led by an activist named Laila Mickelwait, documents abuses and calls for the site to be shut down. Twenty members of Canada’s Parliament have called on their government to crack down on Pornhub, which is effectively based in Montreal.
lien de la pétition avec des explications supplémentaires sur la campagne de Traffickinghub
j’aurais pas trop de mal à dire que cette « croisade » semble menée par la droite, même si je m’en fous du moment que les ordures tombent, mais il va tout de même falloir faire bien gaffe à ce que les fafs QAnoneux du bulbe ne monopolisent pas la lutte...
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TheWorldSucks on Instagram: “The situation in Lebanon has become so catastrophic that It has become so common to find people searching in trash. In this video we found…”
The situation in Lebanon has become so catastrophic that It has become so common to find people searching in trash.
In this video we found 7 Lebanese citizen, and 3 Syrians.
4 of them told us they eat daily from the trash
1 of them WAS eating from the trash
3 of them work by selling recyclable items from trash
They had no cellphone or address to find them and to send them more help…
People in Lebanon… (those who are not starving already) please keep a bag of food in your car and hand them something if you see them, it will give them a break. DON’T BE AFRAID to talk to them, all the encounters we had they were surprised somebody was talking to them.
« Ma bonne bite bien chaude », la vidéo virale d’Instagram qui parle de sexisme
La vidéo Ma bonne bite bien chaude de Victoria Jadot est devenue virale sur Instagram. Touchée par son message, Océane a contacté Victoria et te la présente. Source : Madmoizelle
Juste sur le commentaire : mais ça va bien 5min de dire « qu’ils en souffrent ». Qu’il y a besoin des hommes qui aident, qui changent, etc d’accord, mais ça m’énerve aussi maintenant quand je vois que pour convaincre ça revient toujours à « mais ils en souffrent » aussi (y compris là par la meuf qui s’est fait harcelée et qui en souffrait réellement). Si le patriarcat durent, et s’il y a si peu d’hommes qui aident, c’est justement parce qu’ils ont plein d’avantages, bien plus que des souffrances.
Oui les hommes souffrent de leur position. Ils se suicident plus (mais les femmes sont plus déprimées), ils sont plus souvent SDF (mais ils sont plus souvent maîtres chez eux avec bobonne qui subit), ils peuvent plus baiser et ils peuvent plus rien dire (mais ils vont jamais se remettre en question comme les femmes le font à tout bout de champ). Que celui qui a fait intrusion chez sa voisine dans l’idée de la fourrer, et ce à un moment où elle est spécialement vulnérable et privée de soutien, se sente plein de merde, voilà qui m’en touche une sans faire bouger l’autre, comme disait le président. Snif !