Pornhub, one of the largest adult content sites in the world, has announced it will be banning unverified video uploads after allegations that it has been hosting child abuse videos.
An investigation by the New York Times last week claimed Pornhub was hosting non-consensual and child abuse content on its website.
Activists have long called for changes to Pornhub’s business model, claiming it was not carrying out sufficient checks to ensure videos were consensual.
Pornhub, visited by users 100m times a day, has denied a systemic problem with child abuse videos on the site, and said the New York Times claims were “irresponsible and flagrantly untrue”.
In its statement on the proposed changes, Pornhub says that from now on it will: “only allow properly identified users to upload content.
The company has introduced an immediate change, making it impossible for anyone other than established professionals and partners to the site to upload content.
The official GirlsDoPorn page was not removed from Pornhub until October, although the court began hearing evidence in August. »