The CEO of the parent company resigns after a research report that 'Pornhub has hosted non-consensual sexually explicit videos for many years'

On June 13, 2022, the American weekly magazine The New Yorker published a research report on Pornhub, an adult site entitled 'The Battle to Make Pornhub Responsible.' CEO and COO of Pornhub operator MindGeek suddenly announce their resignation shortly after The New Yorker's research article accusing 'Pornhub has not taken steps to prevent videos without the consent of minors' It is reported that it was done.

Pornhub Parent Company's CEO and COO Resign --Variety

CEO and COO of Pornhub parent company MindGeek abruptly resign – TechCrunch

Pornhub sees videos featuring minors and sexually explicit videos that aren't based on consensus, and is scrutinized by moderators, as stated in MindGeek's policy. But according to a study by The New Yorker, women who found videos and photos on Pornhub that didn't agree with them had to spend months before they were completely removed from the site.

Former Pornhub moderator talks about 'the reality and failure of porn sites' --GIGAZINE

And on June 21, 2022, MindGeek CEO Feras Antoon and COO David Tassiro suddenly announced their resignation. In a statement to Variety , an American entertainment industry magazine, a representative of MindGeek said, 'MindGeek is strategically moving towards long-term growth, and MindGeek's executive leadership team is working on a daily basis. We are in the process of electing new representatives, 'he said, saying that he had been transitioning leadership since early 2022. However, Variety believes the two resigned because of The New Yorker's research article.

In addition, TechCrunch , an American IT news site, was also reported by Variety and confirmed MindGeek's statement. According to TechCrunch, MindGeek claims that Pornhub's ability to deal with inappropriate content is 'a serious misunderstanding' in The New Yorker's research report, but Antoon and Tashiro's resignations are their successors. TechCrunch points out that the plan was abrupt without completion and could be to protect Pornhub's business strategy from The New Yorker's research report.

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