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Mastercard and Visa distance themselves from porn website Pornhub after allegations of illegal content

Financial services companies Mastercard and Visa have decided to distance themselves from the pornographic content website Pornhub after new complaints about the alleged distribution of illegal content within this successful platform for adults.

Mastercard has ensured that will not allow your credit cards to be used on the Pornhub.com domain after reviewing the information that pointed to the illegal use of the web.

For its part, Visa has temporarily suspended payments through his company while conducting an investigation into these allegations, which received a renewed boost after an opinion article published on December 4 in the newspaper The New York Times.

“Our investigations in recent days have confirmed violations of our standards that prohibit illegal content on their website, “Mastercard said in a statement released by several local media, in which it was specified that it had asked financial institutions that” connect this website with our network not to accept “payments.

Also, Mastercard notes that it is researching other pages of internet that spread pronographic content.

Visa has assured that “it is attentive in its efforts to eliminate illegal activity” from its platform and that it has encouraged its financial partners to check periodically that meet your standards.

The payment platform PayPal has already suspended payments to Pornhub last year.

In an opinion piece, journalist Nicholas Kristof echoed several cases of sexual exploitation, abuse and rape on this platform that attracts 3,500 million visits per month.

“The page is infested with rape videos. Monetizes child rape, revenge porn, videos shot without consent in women’s showers, racist and misogynistic content and scenes of women being suffocated with plastic bags, “said the journalist in that article, which seems to have stirred the conscience of both financial platforms.

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