Petition: Pornhub execs criminally complicit

Thursday, June 18, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

man using computer in dark roomThe campaign to take down a popular porn site has surpassed a landmark point, and the initiative is still underway.

Exodus Cry and other organizations want action against the major pornography website Pornhub, which is accessed 42 billion times per year and 115 million per day. The problem is that people can anonymously upload their own videos, including those of minors and trafficked women and men, with only an email address.

Laila Mickelwait of Traffickinghub, the originator of the petition campaign, wants to see something done about the pornographic video sharing website.

"There is no system to reliably verify the age or the consent of the people that are featured in the videos," Mickelwait begins. "Not only that, but Pornhub will verify anybody with only a picture of their face and a username scribbled on a piece of paper or written on their bodies."

That has made it possible for minors and women trafficked as prostitutes to be featured on the site without their knowledge or consent.

"Basically Pornhub is infested with videos of the real rape and the trafficking of women and children, and this campaign I started called the Trafficking Hub Campaign … [is] calling for Pornhub to be shut down and its executives held accountable for complicity in these crimes," Mickelwait explains.

She says it is a crime for nothing to be done, so she is thankful that more than a million people have signed the petition so far globally.

The Department of Justice seized Backpage.com in 2018 after the Pornhub-esque website's executives pleaded guilty to human trafficking charges.

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