Mastercard getting strict with porn pushers

Friday, April 23, 2021
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

MastercardWhile credit card companies are slowly responding to a need to deal with the pornography industry, one of the major ones has chosen to take a more active stance against illegal activity on its network.

One News Now has reported on the ongoing controversy with Pornhub and its videos and pictures of minors and trafficked women. Although the parent company, MindGeek, made some changes, the firm has not gone far enough, according to Lina Nealon of the National Council on Sexual Exploitation.

Nealon reports to One News Now that Mastercard now has set strict standards for use of their cards with porn merchants.

"… They're asking … for stronger content-control measures," she begins. "And that means age verification, a more significant review content process prior to publication of pornographic content, and much stronger complaint resolution that has to be addressed within seven days."

Nealon

According to Mastercard, banks "will need to certify that the seller of adult content has effective controls in place to monitor, block and, where necessary, take down all illegal content."

Other credit card companies, Nealon argues, "absolutely" need to clamp down.

"… The pornography industry can't be trusted to self-regulate," she continues, "and corporations have a major impact in stifling this rampant exploitation and abuse that we know is inherent in this rogue industry."

American Express has already cut ties with the industry but there's still no word if and when Visa or Discover will take similar action. Porn already has harmed the daily lives and relationships of countless millions of people worldwide – not to mention, the harm it has done to underage girls and boys and rape victims who discover that videos of their abuse is appearing online.

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