Petition to Shut Down Pornhub Over Sex Trafficking Videos Gets Over One Million Signatures

A petition demanding that the popular pornography website Pornhub be closed down for allegedly profiting off of and enabling sex trafficking has surpassed 1 million supporters. 

Laila Mickelwait, the director of abolition for the non-religious and nonpartisan anti-trafficking group Exodus Cry, recently launched a “Traffickinghub” petition calling for the shutdown of one of the most trafficked websites in the world for hosting “sex trafficking and child rape films.”

As of Wednesday morning, the petition has garnered more than 1,007,000 signatures and has been endorsed by around 300 human rights groups worldwide.

“Pornhub, the world’s largest and most popular porn site, has been repeatedly caught enabling, hosting, and profiting from videos of child rape, sex trafficking, and other forms of non-consensual content exploiting women and minors,” stated the petition.

“We’re calling for Pornhub to be shut down and its executives held accountable for these crimes.”

The petition cited multiple examples of Pornhub allegedly being connected to sex trafficking, including the posting of videos of an abducted minor being sexually assaulted.

“A 15-year-old girl who had been missing for a year was finally found after her mother was tipped off that her daughter was being featured in videos on the site — 58 such videos of her rape and sexual abuse were discovered on Pornhub,” continued the petition.

“Her trafficker, who was seen in the videos raping the child, was identified using surveillance footage of him at a 7-Eleven where he was spotted with his victim. He is now facing a felony charge.”

In a statement released Tuesday, Mickelwait denounced the lack of accountability when it comes to the content Pornhub accounts are allowed to upload to the website.

“All it takes to upload content to Pornhub is an email address — no government-issued ID is required,” she stated. “Pornhub doesn’t bother to reliably verify the age or the consent of the millions featured in the videos it hosts and profits from, yet it monetizes those videos with no questions asked.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski