Protest demanding Pornhub to be shut down taking place in Canada

Oct 2 2020, 7:29 am

A global protest against popular pornography website Pornhub is taking place on Friday.

As part of the protest, happening on International Day of Non-Violence, a group organized by Arreter ExploitationHub will be gathering outside of Pornhub’s main office in Montreal. Other events will be held in Los Angeles and London, England.

According to Exodus Cry, the organizers, they are calling for “the site to be shut down for allegedly enabling and profiting from the sex trafficking and rape of women and children, as evidenced by a growing number of public cases.”

The group says, “an alleged sex trafficker from the United States was arrested after he was verified by Pornhub.” They say the man was caught selling videos on Pornhub of himself allegedly sexually assaulting a child.

petition to shut down Pornhub recently surpassed two million signatures from 192 countries, according to the organizers of Friday’s protest.

“For years, videos featuring the sexual exploitation, rape and trafficking of women and youth have been made available and monetized by Pornhub and its parent entity MindGeek,” said MP Arnold Viersen “Canadians would be outraged to learn that MindGeek operates out of Canada and to date has not faced a single charge. It’s time to demand an end to this impunity for sexual exploitation.”

In March, a letter was sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking the Government of Canada to investigate Pornhub and MindGeek. The letter was signed by Senator Julie Miville-Dechéne, Independent Senator for Quebec along with eight other MPs and Senators from across Canada.

They say that Pornhub doesn’t verify the age of video participants.

“Pornhub, as well as any other commercial porn websites, should effectively verify the age of its users and those used in the videos it distributes, to prevent children and young people from accessing sexually explicit material online or being abused to make that material,” said Julie Miville-Dechéne, Independent Senator for Quebec.

The protest in Montreal is expected to take place at 11 am to 2 pm ET.

Daily Hive has reached out to Pornhub for comment

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