Collective Shout joins global campaign to 'Dismantle Pornhub' - Updated: WIN! Roku bans porn sites

Streaming platform Roku has revised a policy, effectively banning Pornhub and other porn sites from using its services. The policy revision is the latest blow to Pornhub's parent company MindGeek. Roku joins a list of other corporates including MasterCard, PayPal and Comcast which have severed ties with the pornography giant after it was exposed for distributing illegal content including child sexual abuse material and content featuring women victims of trafficking, rape and image based abuse.

Our partners at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) described Roku’s decision - effective from March 2022 - as a “victory for survivors of sexual exploitation”.

In March, we joined a global coalition of 41 survivors and advocates from 12 countries to call on Roku to shut down the Pornhub private channel and block any hosting or facilitation of MindGeek entities. Read the letter to Roku CEO Anthony Wood here.

Call to corporates to cut ties with MindGeek [April 2, 2021]

We’ve told you about the global campaign to shut down Pornhub and hold its executives accountable for aiding human trafficking and other criminal activity.

Now we’ve joined forces with our friends at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE, US) and Defend Dignity (Canada) to #DismantlePornhub, calling on even more corporates to sever ties with Pornhub’s parent company MindGeek.

In 2019, Kraft Heinz and Unilever distanced themselves from the online mega crime scene, vowing - after a successful campaign led by NCOSE - to ‘never advertise on Pornhub or any other porn sites again’. 

More recently, PayPal, Visa, Mastercard and Discover stopped processing payments to Pornhub.

The new campaign calls on companies to go a step further, urging those which facilitate MindGeek’s broader activities to stop propping up the mega pimp which has aided and profited from child sexual exploitation, image based abuse and human trafficking.

Amongst the companies being targeted are streaming platform Roku, fashion label Diesel and e-commerce platform, Wish. (Read more about our previous campaigns against Diesel here and Wish here.)

If these companies have any sense of corporate social responsibility they’ll take action and stop aiding MindGeek now.

Read more here.

Take action

This week our focus is on Visa which, while having ceased transactions to Pornhub, continues to process payments to parent company MindGeek.

Tell Visa to exercise corporate social responsibility and stop all payments to MindGeek now:


See also

Submission to Canadian parliamentary Ethics Committee: Protection of Privacy and Reputation on Platforms such as Pornhub

Win! Mastercard and VISA cut ties with Pornhub + millions of vids removed

Media Release: Collective Shout backs global push for criminal investigation into MindGeek/Pornhub for crimes against women and girls

Pornhub executives stand before Canadian Parliament over rape and child abuse videos

Unilever and Kraft Heinz pledge to never advertise on Pornhub

Racist and antisemitic: Pornhub is a hate group

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  • Collective Shout
    published this page in News 2021-04-02 00:12:44 +1100

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