Is This The End For Pornhub?

On August 4th, 2022 Visa’s CEO announced: “Visa cards will not be able to be used to purchase advertising on any sites including Pornhub or other MindGeek affiliated sites.”

Both Visa and Mastercard suspended payment to ALL of MindGeek’s porn tube sites, which means that, overnight, a massive portion of the Pornhub parent company’s revenue stream was cut off! 

This comes after a California judge recently denied Visa’s request to be dismissed from a lawsuit brought against Visa and Pornhub/MindGeek, indicating that the credit card company could be held accountable for the videos of rape, trafficking, and child sexual abuse posted on Pornhub.

We can’t help but reflect with gratitude on all the #Traffickinghub wins that YOU have helped make possible over the past two years.

It was only after millions of you signed the #Traffickinghub petition and shared our viral video that major media outlets began to cover the story, and Pornhub quickly deleted 10 million suspect videos overnight.

As a result of that campaign, Visa and Mastercard ended payment processing for site visitors on Pornhub.

However, up until yesterday, Pornhub was still able to get paid by advertisers on the site through the use of Visa and Mastercard. Ad payments accounted for over 50% of Pornhub’s revenue.

Those days are now over.

All of this follows on the heels of the resignation of Pornhub’s CEO and COO several weeks ago, and rumors of mass layoffs at MindGeek.

It appears that the MindGeek exploitation empire is crumbling before our eyes.

This is a MAJOR WIN for survivors and all the allies of the #Traffickinghub movement who have relentlessly pushed to see Pornhub and their parent company, MindGeek, held accountable for profiting from the most egregious crimes imaginable.

Together, we are winning this fight.

To all who’ve joined us in this global #Traffickinghub campaign, well done!


Please support Exodus Cry’s fight against exploitative porn, which isn’t slowing down, it’s ramping up. You can give here to help fuel this fight.


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