Pornhub stops uploads from unverified users after revenge porn, abuse videos claim

Pornhub has stopped unverified users from posting content following a report that the adult site is a home for rape and underage sex videos.

Popular adult site Pornhub said it will halt uploads from unverified users after claims of revenge porn and abuse videos being shared to its site.

The move comes after a columist at the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof, wrote that Pornhub’s catalogue included revenge porn and other videos taken without consent of the participants.

Pornhub, denying that it has knowingly allowed such content, has it will take additional action to guard against abuse and nonconsensual activity being uploaded to its site. However, content from its partners, including porn production companies, will be permitted.

The site is feeling the pinch after Visa and Mastercard said they are investigating their business relationship with Pornhub after Kristof article was published.

Pornhub, which had 42 billion visits in 2019, said it will share how individuals can become verified users in the coming year.