NEW YORK — (12-10-20) — Shockwaves are going through the gay adult film industry and the adult film industry as MasterCard and Visa ban Pornhub users from charging for XXX content to their cards.

After JRL CHARTS broke the story that Mastercard and Visa were investigating Pornhub over allegations of improper content being streamed on the porn network, credit card issuers Mastercard and Visa announced today that they will not allow Pornhub users to use their credit cards to make charges on the network.

Known for being against sexual speech online, New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof wrote an explosive story entitled “The Children of Pornhub”.

Quote from the article reads…”Pornhub is infested with rape videos. It monetizes child rapes, revenge pornography, spy cam videos of women showering, racist and misogynist content, and footage of women being asphyxiated in plastic bags… A great majority of the 6.8 million new videos posted on the site each year probably involve consenting adults, but many depict child abuse and nonconsensual violence. Because it’s impossible to be sure whether a youth in a video is 14 or 18, neither Pornhub nor anyone else has a clear idea of how much content is illegal.” wrote Kristof.

Pornhub responded quickly following the explosive news and on December 8, published new guidelines on content being uploaded to their platforms.

But the new guidelines didn’t impress Mastercard or Visa as both have now begun separate investigations into the New York Times charges against Pornhub.

Both credit card companies stated that in the interim, they are suspending their customers’ ability to use their cards for products and services on Pornhub.

“Our investigation over the past several days has confirmed violations of our standards prohibiting unlawful content on their site,” said Mastercard in a statement today. “We instructed the financial institutions that connect the site to our network to terminate acceptance.”

“We are instructing the financial institutions who serve MindGeek to suspend processing of payments through the Visa network,” pending the completion of its investigation, said Visa in their prepared statement to the press.

One can not escape the fact that New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof as a reputation for going after the adult entertainment industry and one has to wonder what his true motives were in this case.

This story is still developing.

Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

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