Visa and Mastercard's suspension of payments against Pornhub has been pointed out as 'de facto censorship,' and some are concerned about the distress of sex workers due to suspension of payments.

It has been pointed out that the suspension of payments made by major credit card operators Visa and Mastercard on Pornhub, the world's largest adult site, is equivalent to 'de facto censorship', and both supply and demand are rapidly increasing due to the corona disaster. There are voices concerned about the plight of the expanding “

sex workers working online”.

Visa and Mastercard are Trying to Dictate What You Can Watch on Pornhub | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Pornhub crackdown by credit card companies cuts off sex workers' livelihoods

Mastercard, Visa and Discover cut ties with Pornhub following allegations of child abuse --CNN

On December 9, 2020, international credit card operators Mastercard and Visa announced that they would 'scrutinize the coverage that'Pornhub is profiting from child pornography and revenge pornography'', the following day 12 On the 10th of March, we stopped processing payments on Pornhub.

Mastercard and Visa stop making payments to the world's largest adult movie 'Pornhub', suspected of child sexual abuse content --GIGAZINE

In response to this suspension of payment processing, Pornhub has taken measures to delete all 'movies uploaded by unauthorized users'. The number of movies deleted has not been disclosed, but according to a survey by IT news media Motherboard, 13.5 million movies released as of December 13, 2020 were 290 as of December 15. Since the number of movies was 10,000, it is estimated that the number of deleted movies is about 10 million, which is 80% of all movies.

The world's largest adult site Pornhub deletes more than 10 million 'movies uploaded by unauthenticated users' --GIGAZINE

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There is a lot of controversy about how Pornhub, the world's second-largest movie-sharing site after YouTube and the world's largest adult site, had to make major changes to the rules overnight.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit organization working to expand citizenship in the digital world, noted that Mastercard and Visa are taking control of online payments, saying, 'This is Pornhub's revenue from illegal content. It's not about whether or not you're getting it, it's about how much 'censorship' you should give the settlement operator. ' He mentioned that unless the online payment services that do not depend on the two major companies are diversified, the fact that online content will be effectively censored by the two companies exists.

There are also concerns about the plight of sex workers. In response to the worldwide ban on going out and refraining from going out due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus that occurred in 2020, not only the demand for Pornhub increased sharply, but at the same time, the world created by the ban on going out and the ban on going out Due to the pandemic, the number of sex workers who make a living by offering Pornhub movies has also skyrocketed.

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By settlement suspended for this time of Mastercard and Visa, the settlement means available in the Pornhub is as of December 16, 2020 only the encryption currency is the situation that. Not only does this mean that Pornhub's revenue will plummet, but it will also mean that the revenue of sex workers who post movies to Pornhub will plummet.

Due to its size, Pornhub is an unavoidable situation when engaging in the online adult industry. 'It's a dire situation for hundreds of thousands of models that rely on our platform to make a living,' Pornhub said in a statement, and the suspension of payments will have a significant impact on sex workers. I point out.

NBC News, an American news agency, reports that Mastercard has expressed support for the activities of legally active adult sex workers, while Visa declined to comment.

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