Traffickinghub is a decentralized global movement of individuals, survivors, organizations and advocates from across a broad spectrum of political, faith and non-faith, economic, and ideological backgrounds, all uniting together for the single purpose of shutting down Pornhub and holding its executives accountable for enabling, distributing and profiting from rape, child abuse, sex trafficking and criminal image based sexual abuse.
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Traffickinghub History and Evolution
Traffickinghub was founded by Laila Mickelwait in February 2020 and advanced in conjunction with Exodus Cry, quickly becoming a global movement of individuals and organizations across a broad spectrum of political, faith and non-faith, economic, and ideological backgrounds, uniting together for the single purpose of holding Pornhub accountable for enabling, distributing and profiting from real mass sexual crime.
Traffickinghub has been endorsed by over 300 anti-trafficking, women’s rights, and child protection organizations around the world. Over 600 organizations have joined forces to call for criminal accountability for Pornhub and its parent company MindGeek, along with over 200 survivors, and over two million people from 192 countries have signed the Traffickinghub movement petition.
In a relatively short amount of time Traffickinghub has made enormous progress thanks to the work and participation of all involved. In January 2020, Pornhub was the largest and most popular porn website in the world, the 10th most visited website across the Internet (more than Netflix, Amazon, or Yahoo), and the third most influential tech company on society only surpassed by Facebook and Google. By January 2021, Pornhub deleted 80% of the site totaling 10 million videos, lost all payment processing (MasterCard, Visa, Discover and PayPal), upended its business model and is now a global pariah—facing 7 major lawsuits and under investigation by multiple governments for child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, and other illegal activity.
Laila Mickelwait continues to lead the Traffickinghub movement today and is determined to do so until its goals are accomplished. You can stay up to date on the progress of Traffickinghub by following the #Traffickinghub hashtag or by following Laila Mickelwait on Twitter.
In the News
The Traffickinghub movement and its impact have been covered in hundreds of media pieces globally. Here are a few.
Mastercard, Visa and Discover cut ties with Pornhub following allegations of child abuse National Post
More than 70 MPs, senators call for criminal investigation into Pornhub's Canadian owners The Pointer
The ‘largest repository of child pornography in North America’: More survivors testify against Pornhub CTV News
MindGeek executives testify before ethics committee over allegations of illegal content on Pornhub Irish Times
Grant Thornton resigns as auditor to firms owned by Pornhub operator Washington Examiner
The end of Pornhub's campaign of intimidation CNN
Mastercard investigates Pornhub for allegations of child abuse Reuters
Mastercard to investigate allegations against Pornhub Bloomberg
Mastercard to Review Pornhub Ties After Column Spurs Outrage CBC
MasterCard, Visa investigating Pornhub over allegations of child sexual abuse content on site CNBC
Mastercard and Visa investigate Pornhub ties over child abuse allegations The New York Times
Visa and Mastercard to Investigate Financial Ties to Pornhub The Children of Pornhub The Post Millenial
Man arrested after Pornhub featured and monetized his alleged rape of 16-year-old girl The Guardian
World's biggest porn site under fire over rape and abuse videos Urgent action needed as rise in porn site traffic raises abuse fears, say MPs Pornhub should forget the coronavirus and focus on its own pandemic: revenge porn Pornhub needs to change – or shut down Washington Examiner
Time to shut Pornhub down Pornhub has been caught hosting rape and child pornography. Don't fall for its coronavirus publicity stunt Ben Sasse calls on DOJ to investigate Pornhub over alleged videos showing 'victims of trafficking being raped' Pornhub presents: The worst way to celebrate Valentine’s Day NY Daily News
More than 400,000 sign petition to shut Pornhub down for allegedly profiting off rape and sex assault videos NY Post
Big Porn cashes in on racism and anti-Semitism Impeachment’s bad faith and other commentary Sen. Ben Sasse urges feds to investigate Pornhub Elle
Olivia Steele instala una obra neón contra Pornhub en CDMX Daily Star
Ex-adult star Jenna Jameson accuses Pornhub of 'profiting off rape and torture' Film Daily
Jenna Jameson groomed into a porn career? Everything to know Business Post
Porn giant shifted €130m of assets out of Irish operations EURWeb
Terry Crews Calls for Shut Down of Pornhub Amid Rape, Sex Trafficking Allegations
Pornhub has come under fire for allowing real rape videos Rolling Stone
Por que o site pornô Pornhub é ameaçado de fechamento em petição que alega conteúdos criminosos? The Independent
Petition accusing Pornhub of profiting from rape and abuse videos reaches 380,000 signatures This petition is right, the online porn industry needs to recognize the role it plays in hosting sex trafficking content Verily Magazine
Traction Is Growing Against Sex Trafficking and Porn International Business Times
Pornhub Shutdown Petition For Alleged Sex Trafficking Videos Receives Over 1 Million Signatures Varsity
Pornhub is a dangerous platform. Here’s why. The Washington Times
Sasse urges Barr to open sex-trafficking investigation into Pornhub Feminist Current
'Herotica' tells young women Pornhub is on their side RT
One American woman is trying to bring down Pornhub (but her fight isn't against porn) Daily Wire
Pornhub Under Fire After Videos Of Rapes, Sex Trafficking Victims Posted To Site Pornhub Says It Stands Against Racism. Here Are Some Racist Videos It Hosts. 10 daily
'Children Being Sexually Abused': The New Global Push To Shut Down Pornhub National File
Pornhub Acknowledges Child Rape Videos on Website, Removes After Internet Backlash Reclaim The Net
Porhhub accused of deleting tweets where they admit 15-year-old trafficked girl was a “verified” user Daily Star
Petition to shutdown Pornhub launched over human trafficking and rape fears Ex-adult star Jenna Jameson accuses Pornhub of 'profiting off rape and torture' Daily Caller
Sasse Calls On DOJ To Investigate Pornhub: ‘Pornhub Must Not Escape Scrutiny First Things
The Woman Taking on Big Porn Fox News
Anti-PornHub petition gains steam, accuses adult video giant of facilitating sex trafficking Anti-Pornhub petition reaches 2.1M signatures after platform facilitated spread of minor porn: Report The Post Millennial
Pornhub facilitates the abuse of underage girls MEAWW
Petition to shut down Pornhub claims adult website is a 'hotbed' of child exploitation and sex trafficking Parents ask Pornhub to take down children's photos without delay, say platform is slow in responding to reports The Hawk
Petition to Shut Down Pornhub Gaining Momentum Bossip
Say What? Pornhub Responds To Petition Threatening To Shut Down Site For Illegal Content Mirror
Parents beg Pornhub to remove explicit sex photos of underage teenagers more quickly Complex
Pornhub Responds to Petition That Is Seeking to Shut Company Down Over Illegal Content Happy
Could Pornhub actually get shut down? Metro
Pornhub features women being brutally abused – we have to shut it down Daily Caller
Pornhub Strikes Back At Petition To ‘Shut Down Pornhub’ Over Alleged Child Rape Films, Trafficking Fight The New Drug
Pornhub Reportedly Profits From Nonconsensual Videos And Real Rape Tapes—Here Are The Latest Examples Faithwire
Pornhub Is Profiting Off of Horrific Crime Scenes, Activist Says Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Pornhub to Release Non-Pornographic Content
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