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Billionaire Investor Bill Ackman, Anti-Porn Activist Laila Mickelwait Target Visa, Pornhub on CNBC

Billionaire investor Bill Ackman teamed up with religiously motivated anti-porn crusader Laila Mickelwait on CNBC today, to target Visa for processing payments for MindGeek and Pornhub.

Massive Civil Lawsuit Filed Against MindGeek, Others Over 3rd-Party Content

A legal team headed by Michael J. Bowe, the former lawyer for Donald Trump and Jerry Falwell Jr., filed a massive civil lawsuit in California today against Pornhub parent company MindGeek, its officials and investors, on behalf of 34 women who allege they were “human trafficked” by the company in relation to allegedly illegal videos uploaded by third parties onto its flagship tube site.

Pornhub: Canadian MPs Finally Invite Sex Worker Advocates

Late last Friday, the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics of Canada’s House of Commons finally caved in to public concerns about bias and invited three representatives from sex worker advocacy groups to ongoing hearings today targeting MindGeek and Pornhub.

Cherie DeVille's Daily Beast Article Unmasks NYT's 'War on Porn' Bias

The Daily Beast published an opinion piece today by Cherie DeVille giving her personal testimony about how the current religiously motivated War on Porn is warping the public opinion against sex workers who work in the adult industry.

Canada's House of Commons Committee Holds Hearing About Pornhub

The Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics in Canada’s House of Commons held a hearing today concerning the allegations made against Pornhub’s content moderation policies by Nicholas Kristof — based on religious group Exodus Cry’s Traffickinghub campaign against the tube site and parent company MindGeek — in a December 2020 New York Times article.

The New War on Porn: How Moral Crusaders, Mainstream Media and Politicians Are Gunning for XXX

In early December 2020, the world entered the 12th month of an unprecedented pandemic, COVID-related financial losses to individuals and businesses ravaged the economy, Congress bickered over relief measures and the President of the United States continued in his historic refusal to acknowledge the results of a presidential election.

Reuters Report: Visa Resumes Card Use for 'Professional Content' MindGeek Sites

According to a Reuters report, Visa announced today that it “has allowed usage of its cards on MindGeek’s platforms that host professionally generated content,” although it continues the suspension of card use on the company’s tube site Pornhub “until pending investigations are complete.”

Op-Ed: Adult Industry Has Much Better Track Record Monitoring User-Generated Content Than Big Tech

The article posted by the writer Nicholas Kristof on December 4 in the New York Times tells a heart-wrenching story with a narrow focus on only one company and one issue that plagues many giant tech companies on both adult entertainment and mainstream platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, WhatsApp, XVideos, Pornhub and virtually every platform that accepts user generated content (UGC) on a massive scale.

Pornhub Responds to Visa and Mastercard Decision, New York Times Allegations

Pornhub has released two statements about yesterday’s announcement by Visa and Mastercard that their cards would no longer be accepted on the platform, following an editorial by Nicholas Kristof published by the New York Times, which makes a number of allegations against the company.

Visa, Mastercard Freeze Card Use on Pornhub

Credit card giant Mastercard Inc. released a statement today saying it will not allow their cards to be used for payments on Pornhub.

Opinion: New York Times Fights Pornhub With Emotional Pornography

New York Times opinion writer Nicholas Kristof today published a sensationalistic call for state censorship and financial strangulation of Pornhub, packaged around gut-punching testimonials from young victims of sexual exploitation.