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.

They reacted following an investigation by the opinion columnist Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times that also alleged the site depicts revenge pornography and video taken without the consent of participants. Pornhub has denied the allegations.

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Mastercard says it is ending the use of its cards on the pornography platform Pornhub after a review confirmed the presence of unlawful content.

A New York Times investigation accused the site of being “infested” with child-abuse and rape-related videos.

Pornhub, which has denied the claims, called Mastercard’s actions “exceptionally disappointing”.

Fellow payments giant Visa has suspended use of its cards on the site pending the outcome of its own review.

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