Inside the Shady Sex-Work Abolitionist Group That Gutted Pornhub - 2020-12-16

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F375.png Inside the Shady Sex-Work Abolitionist Group That Gutted Pornhub December 16, 2020, Tarpley Hitt, Daily Beast

Last week, following the announcement of Pornhub's policy changes, Kristof took a victory lap, applauding the campaign again in a second column. "Visa and Mastercard are reviewing their ties with Pornhub; there are calls for criminal prosecutions," Kristof wrote, "activist groups like Traffickinghub are demanding action."

Neither piece elaborated on the origins of the #Traffickinghub campaign, which The Daily Beast investigated last month. The movement's founder, Laila Mickelwait, works for the Christian "anti-trafficking" non-profit Exodus Cry—a fringe evangelical group with far-right ties that aims to abolish the commercial sex industry entirely. The campaign, which germinated in the pages of the Washington Examiner, was also co-sponsored by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), the nonprofit formerly known as Morality in Media and once the "nation's loudest voice against adult pornography."

Mickelwait and Kristof did not respond to requests for comment. Pornhub declined to comment on the op-ed or campaign, pointing instead to their statement on the organizations. In the statement, Pornhub fingered the two groups as evidence that the campaign took issue not with the company's content moderation but with its business as a whole.

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