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“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 profit off videos of exploitation and assault?” and details case after case of unconsenting young girls who are struggling to survive under the weight of mainstream exposure to their naked bodies.

Kristof exposes how, despite Pornhub’s efforts to present itself as a “wholesome” brand, “Its site is infested with rape videos. It monetizes child rapes, revenge pornography, spy cam videos of women showering, racist and misogynist content, and footage of women being asphyxiated in plastic bags. A search for ‘girls under18′ (no space) or ’14yo’ leads in each case to more than 100,000 videos.”

The explosive article also highlights and links to our #Traffickinghub campaign and petition, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see how this piece will inspire a new wave of activists to rise up and join this cause that’s already 2.1 million strong.

We can’t emphasize it enough: this is a HUGE milestone in the Traffickinghub movement and it’s thanks to passionate individuals like you! We are literally watching history in the making because a group of justice-loving people refused to shut up about the atrocities Pornhub has openly profited off of for years.

Together, we’ve brought this global injustice to the attention of major media outlets and—make no mistake—every step forward in mass awareness is a step toward shutting down this predatory site! The pressure is beginning to reach a boiling point.

If you haven’t yet, please consider making a donation to our year-end fundraising campaign to protect children from exxxploitation. We’re nearly halfway to meeting our $300k goal and every dollar will go toward fighting sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, including the continued fight to shut down Pornhub.

In addition, in 2021 we’ll be ramping up the fight to protect children through the release of two new groundbreaking documentary films and an eye-opening new book, by advocating to change laws so children can be protected more effectively, and by providing specialized trauma therapy to victims of child pornography on Pornhub.

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