The Freedom Journal
August 6th, 2021
From Trafficking Survivor to SWAT Team Member: Sophia’s Story

Ten years ago we released Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, a documentary that takes viewers behind the veil of the global sex industry. Over the last decade, this award-winning film has helped pave the way for some massive wins in the fight against trafficking. We've heard stories of sex buyers who stopped buying sex after watching the film, law enforcement who've used it to train their teams, vulnerable girls who've been...

February 17th, 2021
Pornhub Execs Show “Staggering Recklessness” During Canadian Hearing

They say that “actions speak louder than words.” Well in Pornhub/MindGeek’s case, both are speaking loud and clear. For the first time since the Traffickinghub campaign began last February, MindGeek COO David Marmorstein Tassillo and MindGeek Canada CEO Feras Antoon were forced to respond publicly to the evidence of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), rape, and non-consenual content that’s been rampant on their platforms. As part of a Canadian investigation,...

December 9th, 2020
Traffickinghub Founder Exposes Pornhub on Fox News

We’re halfway to our year-end goal of raising $300k to continue fighting Pornhub and child exploitation in 2021. Would you consider making a gift toward this fight? Give Now It’s difficult to put into words the magnitude of global impact that’s taken place since the release of The New York Times’ article, “The Children of Pornhub,” this past Friday. It has sent international shock waves around the world and elicited...

December 8th, 2020
Pornhub Concedes to Major Demands of Traffickinghub Movement After NY Times Exposé

Days after being exposed in a major New York Times report by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof, Pornhub has conceded to making major changes to how the site operates—a significant “win” for the global Traffickinghub movement founded by Laila Mickelwait and powered by Exodus Cry. In chorus with Kristof, Traffickinghub followers publicly demanded that Pornhub remove its infamous “download” button, and now the site has removed the feature, stating that...

December 4th, 2020
“The Children of Pornhub”: Pulitzer Prize-Winning New York Times Journalist Nicholas Kristof Exposes Pornhub

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof, who has been called “the North Star of journalism,” the “conscience of international journalism,” and is known for his reporting on human rights issues like human trafficking, just published a scathing in-depth exposé on Pornhub and its undeniably massive problem of child exploitation videos. The article, currently on the front page of the New York Times website, asks "Why does Canada allow this company to...

November 26th, 2020
Canadian Lawmakers Double Down on Call for Pornhub Sex Trafficking Investigation

On Wednesday, Canadian Members of Parliament from four parties sent a strongly worded open letter to Canada’s Minister of Justice, Attorney General David Lametti, along with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, demanding a government response to the widespread injustices being perpetuated by Pornhub and its Montreal-based parent company MindGeek, as they host and profit from mass sexual crimes. This recent letter was a follow up to a previous letter sent in...

November 24th, 2020
How I Survived Being Trafficked in Child Porn

You can help bring healing to survivors who were trafficked and exploited in child pornography. Give now to help provide crucial trauma therapy and help us meet our year-end fundraising goal. Give Now **TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains references to disturbing sexual abuse scenarios that may be triggering to some readers.** My trafficker became my friend when I was 9. He was 15 or 16 and my family was letting...

November 18th, 2020
Exodus Cry Receives a Flood of Support after Melissa McCarthy Cancels Donation

If you’ve been tracking with us on social media lately you probably know that HBO Max, along with comedian and actress Melissa McCarthy, recently pledged to support Exodus Cry with $20,000 as part of their 20 Days of Kindness campaign to promote her new film, Superintelligence. However, after announcing our partnership, a defamatory article was published about us, condemning HBO and Melissa for supporting us. Later that evening, Melissa posted...

November 6th, 2020
BREAKING: Thailand Shuts Down Pornhub For Violating Computer Crimes Act

The government of Thailand has officially shut down Pornhub, the world’s largest porn site, in their country. Earlier this week, the country’s digital minister, Puttipong Punnakanta, announced that Pornhub had been blocked for violating the country’s Computer Crimes Act of 2007. All over the country on Monday, site visitors were greeted with a notice of suspension noting the violation from Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society.1 In explaining the...

October 30th, 2020
Kanye West Speaks Out About Trafficking on Pornhub

The link between human trafficking and Pornhub made news again this week—this time through the lens of Kanye West. The topic came up on the recent Joe Rogan Experience podcast, where guest Kanye made some startling observations about how watching Pornhub contributes to the rampant issue of sex trafficking. Simply stated, Kanye admitted the conflict that arises in casually visiting Pornhub and having to pretend not to see the blatant...

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