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Hijiri Byakuren:
2020 has been the year of taking away nice things, so of course it couldn't fuck off without taking away PornHub.

--- Quote ---Pornhub is currently in the process of deleting all unverified videos, a massive portion of its content library, before implementing a more thorough verification process in the New Year. It’s an unprecedented move for one of the largest porn sites in the world. You wouldn’t happen to know anything about it, would you? Videos that are not uploaded by official content partners or members of Pornhub’s model program will be removed pending verification and review beginning in 2021. “As part of our policy to ban unverified uploaders, we have now also suspended all previously uploaded content that was not created by content partners or members of the Model Program,” Pornhub said in an announcement. “This means every piece of Pornhub content is from verified uploaders, a requirement that platforms like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Snapchat, and Twitter have yet to institute.”

Prior to this decision, since Pornhub’s launch in 2007, anyone with basic computer literacy could upload any video they wanted, and trust us, they did. Before the content purge on Sunday night, Pornhub held around 13.5 million videos per its own metrics on the home page. As of writing Monday morning, the site shows a mere 2.9 million. The number appears to be fluctuating, per Vice, so it’s unclear what the final number will be.

The announcement comes after a piece in the New York Times Opinion section that followed the lives of child sexual abuse victims whose videos were uploaded to the platform was published Friday, December 4. It led to MasterCard and Visa beginning an investigation into illegal content on the site. On Tuesday, December 8, Pornhub banned all unverified users from uploading or downloading, and said it would expand its moderation. However, by the end of the week, MasterCard and Visa declared they would both stop processing payments on the site. Visa specifically dropped all of the MindGeek network, including Redtube, Youporn, Xtube, and Brazzers.

Pornhub’s decision is not a guaranteed method for preventing abuse of all kinds, including revenge porn, on the site, though it could significantly reduce it. Some amateur porn creators who use the site as a source of income disagree with the credit-card companies’ decision and worry about the industry should they begin to target smaller platforms. Meanwhile, OnlyFans has spent all of 2020 switchin’ them positions for you — peddling influencers like Bella Thorne who think they did it first and helping real people make bank during a pandemic.
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I am very happy that illegal content was removed from the site. I am frustrated that it took pressure from Visa and Mastercard to make that happen. I am mildly annoyed that good content got caught in the crossfire.

That explains why all of my favorite videos just disappeared out of the blue...

Meh, pornsites come and go. And if it does help against the spread of CP and revengeporn, I don't find it in me to be angry.

As for the lost good content. I doubt there will ever be a shortage of porn on the internet.

Are you fucking serious? Making porn is tied to every kind of illegal activity; from every kind of abuse, threat, underage content, forced sex labour to human trafficking. Just the nature of the industry is enough to be paranoid all the time. It's not far remotely a clean industry and the reason is this frame of mind of 'I don't give a damn what's happening as long as it's there ready for me to fap'. Just because it looks fine on the screen, doesn't make it OK in real life because it is NOT real. Nobody actually knows what's behind at making each piece, if not made under strict rules and environment.

If you love and care about porn, you should be happy about this kind of action and support it. Fuck off and use from the other verified millions of porn flicks to fap.

People being this cut out of realities of porn industry drives me mad. Because it's not stupidity or lack of understanding, is it? It's the willingness of not to understand what's really likely to be happening there. It's just sheer greed and selfishness. Porn is not a basic human right. It's a product you consume, you can survive without. And the moment there is a possibility you are overlapping others' basic human rights while consuming a product, you stay away from it and go to the responsible choice.

Of course, all that is workable considering you are not a lab rat in a 1950s neuroscience experiment.


--- Quote from: Mr.Obvious on December 16, 2020, 02:34:15 AM ---Meh, pornsites come and go. And if it does help against the spread of CP and revengeporn, I don't find it in me to be angry.

As for the lost good content. I doubt there will ever be a shortage of porn on the internet.

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Two largest traffics on the Internet ... junk email and porn.  Most Youtubes are junk video.


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