Category Archives: Child Protection&Online Safety

Pornhub: Mastercard and Visa to block use of cards on site after child abuse allegations

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Mastercard and Visa said on Thursday they would block their customers from using the credit cards to make purchases on Pornhub following accusations the pornographic website showed videos of child abuse and rape.

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Visa and Mastercard to Investigate Financial Ties to Pornhub

Visa and Mastercard said they would investigate their financial links to MindGeek, the parent company of the adult website Pornhub, after the New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof reported that the website included videos of child abuse and nonconsensual sexual violence.

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The Children of Pornhub: Why does Canada allow this company to profit off videos of exploitation and assault?

Pornhub prides itself on being the cheery, winking face of naughty, the website that buys a billboard in Times Square and provides snow plows to clear Boston streets. It donates to organizations fighting for racial equality and offers steamy content free to get people through Covid-19 shutdowns.

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Stopping hate speech online: Europol coordinates first Europe-wide action day

[news release] In the first of its kind, Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre coordinated a Europe-wide joint action day to target racist and xenophobic hate speech on the internet. The operation, led by Germany, took place in Czechia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom. 

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Calls to UK’s online child sexual abuse watchdog up 45% in September

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A hotline for reporting suspected child abuse material online had a record month in September, with calls increasing 45%, driven by the shift to working from home and more time spent online, an internet watchdog has said.

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Social media is the new frontier for gendered violence, as biggest ever global study of girls’ experiences online reveals endemic abuse and harassment

Girls and young women worldwide are demanding social media companies take urgent action to protect them, as a landmark survey has revealed universal and shocking accounts of escalating online violence.

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