Pornhub is a pornographic video sharing and pornography website. In March , the company was bought by MindGeek known then as Manwin , which owns numerous other pornographic websites. The site is available internationally but has been blocked by some individual countries such as the Philippines and India. It offers virtual reality porn, amongst other products, and hosts the Pornhub Awards annually. Incidents have been reported of Pornhub hosting non-consensual pornography.
The company has been criticised for slow or inadequate responses to some of these incidents, including the hosting of the high-profile channel Girls Do Porn , which closed in following a lawsuit and charges of sex trafficking. Pornhub was founded by web developer Matt Keezer as a website within the company Interhub, and launched on 25 May Though not the most popular pornographic website, Pornhub is the single largest such website on the internet, hosting more videos than any similar site.
The website allows visitors to view pornographic videos from a number of categories, including professional and amateur pornography. Users can share videos on social media websites and leave "like" or "dislike" votes. Users may also optionally register a free Pornhub account, which additionally allows them to post comments, download videos and add videos to their favourites, as well as upload videos themselves.
Videos can be flagged if they contain content which violates the website's terms of service. In an effort to introduce quality curation to the site, the company launched a service called "Pornhub Select" in October As of , three of the largest pornographic sites "RedTube, YouPorn and PornHub -- collectively make up million unique visitors".
In June , Pornhub announced that it was going to make a pornographic film featuring real-life sex in space , named Sexplorations. If funded, the film would have been slated for a release, following six months of training for the two performers and six-person crew  . On 1 February , Pornhub launched an online casino, powered by Betsoft, Endorphina and 1x2 gaming software. On 1 April , April Fool's Day , the website's front page became CornHub, displaying videos of sweet corn with sexually alluring titles.
In October , vice president Corey Price announced that Pornhub would use computer vision and artificial intelligence software to identify and tag videos on the website with information about the performers and sex acts. Price said the company planned to scan its entire library beginning in early In March the website released its first non-sexual content, a documentary film called Shakedown about a Los Angeles black lesbian strip club in the early s. In , Pornhub announced a planned wearable technology called the "Wankband": a wristband which stores kinetic energy during male masturbation, and can then be used to charge devices.
The free version contains adverts. Pornhub employs Vobile to search for uploads of banned videos to remove them from the site. In , a year-old girl was gang raped at knifepoint and the videos were uploaded to Pornhub. The girl stated that she emailed Pornhub repeatedly over a period of six months, but received no reply. After she impersonated a lawyer, the videos were removed. Another case in October involved a man who faced charges of sexually abusing a year-old girl, videos of which were posted on Pornhub.
Pornhub removed the video when reported, but clones of the video using her full name replicated faster than the videos were removed.
The woman found that "the fractured communication system at Pornhub has meant this has become an increasingly excruciating process". The founder of Not Your Porn reported that fifty women contacted her over a six-month period about non-consensual online pornography featuring them, thirty of whom reported that the videos were uploaded to Pornhub. In , the channel Girls Do Porn , verified by Pornhub, was removed from the site. It was the 20th-largest channel on the website. In August , the owner and two employees were arrested on counts of sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion, after a lawsuit filed in July.
The videos were removed a week afterwards, which journalists at Daily Dot and Motherboard said was a slow response to the incident. Additionally, the videos could still be found afterwards unofficially on Pornhub's website. In , Mansef Inc. The parties agreed that the site operators would implement digital fingerprint filtering on their sites.
In , researcher Conrad Longmore found that advertisements displayed by the sites contained malware programs, which install harmful files on users' machines without their permission. Pornhub has hosted events and campaigns to raise awareness of breast cancer. Komen Foundation. Komen Foundation rejected the offer, stating that they were not a partner of Pornhub, would not accept their donations and asked the company to stop using their name.
The contractor worked on about 25 to 40 lawns a day. However, Pornhub's philanthropy has been criticised. A woman who had videos of her being raped as an underage girl uploaded to the site believed their philanthropy to be "positioning themselves as a 'woke' mission" despite the potential for non-consensual pornography to be hosted on the site.
Kanye West was creative director. In the first half of , for example, the top search term in the U. Every year it releases a Year In Review. Pornhub have also reported on traffic trends and their relations to large events. Traffic was below usual levels during the solar eclipse of 21 August In , European broadband provider TalkTalk formerly Tiscali received some criticism because its internet filter failed to block Pornhub, for over a week. This was due to the issue of child internet safety.
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The website was blocked by the Great Firewall in China from September On 12 March , Pornhub was blocked in Russia because one actress looked too young, leading some viewers to think she was a minor. In January , Pornhub was among the pornographic websites that were blocked in the Philippines in adherence to the Anti-Child Pornography Law.
The site was blocked in September in Russia due to "spreading harmful information to children", and reinstated in April after specifying the age of users. The site requires Russian users to provide their cellphone numbers or passports to log in. Pornhub makes a prominent appearance in many scenes of the romantic comedy film Don Jon. Brazzers , Mofos , Digital Playground , and Twistys. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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