Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Major Pornographic Website Announces It Is Shutting Down

 From Elizabeth Johnston:

The pornographic website XTube is set to close its digital doors in September, something which is being hailed by anti-trafficking advocates. This comes as parent company XTube shares with the massive pornography platform, Pornhub, faces increasing scrutiny for allegedly profiting from, by some accounts knowingly, illegal content. Fox Business reported that it is not entirely clear why the website is set to shut down, but in a statement, parent company Mind Geek said it expects users will be adequately “served” on its other platforms.

“Like any tech company, we are constantly evaluating our content offerings and products to best serve our users,” the company said in a statement. “XTube has always had a dedicated but small community, and we believe that its users and creators will be better served on one of our existing platforms, where they will be able to take advantage of wider reach and increased visibility,” the statement continued. Anti-trafficking advocate Laila Mickelwait, who founded the activist group Traffickinghub, cheered the news on Twitter as a major blow to the porn giant Mind Geek, who she says pulls a profit from the “mass sex-trafficking and exploitation of women and minors.”

“Another one bites the dust,” the activist wrote.

“Soon we’ll be saying goodbye to the whole ‘MindGeek Criminal Enterprise’ as owners Antoon, Tassillo and Bergmair are hauled away in handcuffs for profiting from & globally distributing ‘child pornography’/CSAM, rape & sex trafficking,” she predicted. (Read more.)


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