Michael Oghia was on a Zoom videoconference with about 20 climate activists last week when someone hijacked the presenter's screen to show a video of explicit pornography involving an infant. What the hell did I just see? Oghia's call had been "zoombombed" with images of child sexual abuse. He's unsure whether it was a video or a livestream.
Understanding the Effects of Pornography on Children
Over a million people demand shutdown of Pornhub over child porn, exploitation videos - The Week
It is free to access, with no age restrictions, and raises revenue through advertising and paid-for promotions by porn producers. Over the past year the company has faced multiple accusations that rape and abuse videos were widely posted on the site. The petition was started by a group called Exodus Cry in the US but is being supported by activists in the UK, where Mindgeek also has offices. Mindgeek — based legally in Luxembourg but with offices in Montreal, London, Nicosia and Los Angeles — denies the allegations made in the petition, insisting that it does have thorough procedures for removing illegal content.
Over a million people demand shutdown of Pornhub over child porn, exploitation videos
A listing of state toll-free numbers for specific agencies to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect. Operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call or text the hotline for crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals. The Congress-authorized Cybertipline is a means for reporting crimes against children. Reports may be made hours a day, 7 days a week, online at www.
A boy stares into the camera. The phone's yellow flash illuminates his face, highlighting features that suggest he is barely in his teens. He is in a pitch dark room, sitting on what looks like a plastic bench. The camera points downward, revealing the boy naked from his waist down.