Pornhub Has Nuked All Content From Unverified Uploaders

Pornhub has now removed 60% of all videos on its platform


Pornhub is deleting all videos on its platform that were uploaded by unverified users. The giant adult video site will now only allow uploads from its official content partners and its Modelhub members.

Last week, A New York Times Opinion piece got published which revealed that Pornhub included videos of child rape and abuse.

Mastercard and Visa later banned the use of their credit cards on Pornhub and launched separate investigations into their financial ties with Mindgeek, Pornhub’s parent company.

Mindgeek’s network includes other adult sites like Brazzers, XTube, RedTube and YouPorn.

Mastercard also added that they’ll continue to investigate potential illegals content on other websites.

Pornhub attracts more visitors to its platform compared to sites including Netflix, Amazon and Yahoo with more than 3.5 billion monthly visits.

The company recently announced that they had suspended all previously uploaded content that wasn’t created by content partners.

Pornhub says that they’ll intensify their verification process starting next year.

Suspended videos on the platform have a notice that tells users that the video had been flagged for verification “in accordance with our trust and safety policy.”

Pornhub had close to 13.5 million videos before they started suspending videos and now has 4.7 million videos.

To be verified on Pornhub, users have to submit a selfie of themselves holding a piece of paper with their username and (or the Mindgeek site they’re signing up for) handwritten on it.

Verified users can then monetize their videos through Pornhub’s ModelHub program.

“In today’s world, all social media platforms share the responsibility to combat illegal material. Solutions must be driven by real facts and real experts. We hope we have demonstrated our dedication to leading by example,” said the Pornhub announcement.

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