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Pornhub Removes 'Millions' Of Videos From Unverified Accounts

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Pornhub Removes 'Millions' Of Videos From Unverified Accounts

Pornhub is removing all non-verified videos from its website in response to the ongoing accusations that the platform hosts images of child abuse.

For those of you pretending not to know how Pornhub works, the site used to allow people to upload clips in a similar way to YouTube, albeit with very different content.

However, in a post today the company explained that it was removing all content that was uploaded by unverified accounts.

In a blog post on its site, Pornhub said: "As part of our policy to ban unverified uploaders, we have now also suspended all previously uploaded content that was not created by content partners or members of the Model Program.

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"This means every piece of Pornhub content is from verified uploaders, a requirement that platforms like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Snapchat and Twitter have yet to institute.

"Leading non-profit organisations and advocacy groups acknowledge our efforts to date at combating illegal content have been effective.

"Over the last three years, Facebook self-reported 84 million instances of child sexual abuse material. During that same period, the independent, third-party Internet Watch Foundation reported 118 incidents on Pornhub.

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"That is still 118 too many, which is why we are committed to taking every necessary action."

The company didn't reveal how many videos have been taken from the site - but according to Motherboard the number of videos showing up on its search function jumped from 13.5 million to 4.7 million this morning.

Last week, Mastercard and Visa announced they would block customers from using their cards on Pornhub following accusations by The New York Times about it being 'infested' with illegal content.

Pornhub refuted the allegations made, saying in a statement to Business Insidert to Business Insider: "Any assertion that we allow CSAM (child sexual abuse material) is irresponsible and flagrantly untrue."

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Topics: US News

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