Visa, MasterCard investigate Pornhub amid allegations of child exploitation
Kate Cox · news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Monday, 7 December, 2020 - 18:34
Paying for adult entertainment may become more challenging in the near future, as both Visa and MasterCard are investigating Pornhub following allegations that the site allows and profits from content depicting rape and child sexual abuse and exploitation.
Visa and MasterCard on Sunday each issued separate statements saying they were investigating Pornhub and its parent company, MindGeek, in the wake of a new report.
"We are aware of the allegations, and we are actively engaging with the relevant financial institutions to investigate, in addition to engaging directly with the site’s parent company, MindGeek," Visa told the Associated Press on Sunday. If the investigation finds Pornhub to be in violation of the law or the company's existing banking agreements, it will be prohibited from using Visa for payments.