Petition to close down Pornhub over sex trafficking and child rape fears hits 26 Feb 2020, 15:08
PORNHUB is in trouble after a Change.Org petition to close the website over sex trafficking and child rape fears has received 300,000 signatures.
Women's rights group Exodus Cry, who launched the petition, say that Pornhub is a "super-predator" site and that its time to hold the website accountable for "hundreds" of alleged videos of underage sex trafficking victims that appear on the site.
A Change.Org petition to close Pornhub over sex trafficking and child rape fears has received over 300,000 signaturesCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
According to the petition, videos can be uploaded onto Pornhub too easily without proper verification and checks in place.
The petition, listed on the Change.Org website, alleges: "Pornhub has no reliable system in place to verify that those in the videos it hosts are not trafficked children being raped on film in order to line the pockets of its executives.
"What all of this means is that at this very moment, there could be hundreds, if not thousands, of videos of underage sex trafficking victims on Pornhub. We already have evidence, and it is just the tip of the iceberg.
"It’s time to shut down super-predator site Pornhub and hold the executives behind it accountable."
The petition, pictured above, says 'it’s time to shut down super-predator site Pornhub and hold the executives behind it accountable'Credit: www.change.org
The petition also mentions a story last October of a teenage girl, missing for nearly a year, who was found by authorities after sexually explicit photos and videos of her were found on websites including Pornhub, the New York Post reported.
Some of the videos featured a man, identified as 30-year-old Christopher Johnson, who was spotted with the missing girl in February at a 7-Eleven in Broward County, according to the report.
Pornhub have hit back at the allegations in a statement on Tuesday afternoon, quoted in Complex News.
The statement read: "Pornhub has a steadfast commitment to eradicating and fighting any and all illegal content on the internet, including non-consensual content and child sexual abuse material.