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Pornhub is taking a further step in its attempt to combat child sexual abuse and exploitation, following the column of The New York Times that uncovered several complaints about cases of corruption of minors that were recorded and uploaded to the platform, deleting all unverified content of the platform.

This measure means that this website, one of the most visited in the world with 100,000 million annual visits, has deleted millions and millions of videos which for now is not yet possible to quantify.

Taking into account the statistics that Pornhub provides, around 10 million videos have been removed from the platform; right now there would be between 2.9 and 3.8 million

If in the previous days the platform indicated that it contained around 13.5 million recordings, at the time of writing this article the figure varies between 2.9 and 3.8 million videos uploaded. If the new figures displayed are more or less correct, that means that around 10 million videos are no longer accessible.

Only verified videos


"As part of our policy to ban unverified uploads, we now also we have suspended all previously uploaded content that was not created by content partners or members of the Model Program", they indicate in a statement referring to the previous measure taken shortly after the publication of the article in the US newspaper.

It was less than a week ago when they announced that would ask for verification to upload videos and would remove downloads from the videos, except those for which it is paid and which are part of the Model Program, intended for people who want to benefit from the content they generate. A model similar to OnlyFans.

Content that can now be found on Pornhub should come from verified users or platform partners

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This new step that has meant the elimination of the vast majority of videos from the platform means that content that can be found on Pornhub right now should have been uploaded by verified users: either participants of the aforementioned program or content partners such as producers of pornography. It is a requirement, highlight those responsible for the porn portal, "which platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Snapchat and Twitter have not yet instituted."

On the other hand, beyond ensuring that "the safety of our community is our main priority", in the same statement in which they communicate this decision, they say that Pornhub "is the objective not because of our policies and because of the way in which we we compare with our peers, but because we are an adult content platform. " They claim that the two groups that have spearheaded the campaign against the company "are organizations dedicated to abolishing pornography, banning material they claim to be obscene, and ending commercial sex work."