Recently, the New York Times and other media reported that Pornhub, the world’s largest pornographic website, has been uploading illegal or seriously unethical video content. People’s opposition to the website everywhere has reached an unprecedented climax, even putting it at risk.
Founded in Canada in 2007, Pornhub has gained huge traffic by providing users with free pornographic videos and uploading pornographic videos, and even once ranked at the top of the global website traffic list.
For a long time, due to the sensitivity of the content itself and the loopholes in the website operation mode, many users will upload pornographic videos obtained by stealing and uploading to the platform to earn income, or using the platform’s loose supervision to promote racism and other ideas.
Last week, a New York Times review again criticized Pornhub for still containing a large number of rape, stealth filming, racism, abuse and other content videos.
The author of this article found thousands of porn videos of minors through just a few simple keywords. Shortly after the article was published, payment channel service providers MasterCard and Visa announced that they would suspend services to Pornhub.
In the face of condemnation, Pornhub recently responded that the website will set up a professional censorship team to crack down on illegal content.
However, public opinion believes that the problems involved in the website may be “structural and difficult to change”, and the only way to cure it is to completely close it down.