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Pornhub Deletes 9 Million Amateur Videos, Will Now Only Allow Content from "Official Content Partners" And "Members Of Their Model Program"

Source - Pornhub is removing all videos on its site that weren't uploaded by official content partners or members of its model program, a fundamental shift in the way one of the largest porn sites in the world operates. This means a significant portion of its videos will disappear. 

"As part of our policy to ban unverified uploaders, we have now also suspended all previously uploaded content that was not created by content partners or members of the Model Program," according to Pornhub's announcement. "This means every piece of Pornhub content is from verified uploaders, a requirement that platforms like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Snapchat and Twitter have yet to institute."

Pornhub said the videos will be removed pending verification and review, and the verification process will begin in the new year. Prior to this change, anyone could create an account on Pornhub and upload any video they wanted to, since the platform's launch in 2007.

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Well that's that. Add porn to the list of things killed in 2020. The good news is, there's still a billion other websites to visit if you're looking to jerk off. The bad news is, Pornhub isn't one of them. As of last night they deleted around nine MILLION "unverifiable" videos from their website...

Before the content purge on Sunday evening, Pornhub hosted around 13.5 million videos according to the number displayed on the site's search bar, a large number of them from unverified accounts. On Monday morning as of 9 a.m., that search bar is showing only 4.7 million videos, meaning Pornhub removed most of the videos on its site, including the most-viewed non-verified amateur video, which had more than 29 million views. That number briefly went back up to 7.2 million, so at the moment it’s unclear how many videos will be removed.

As of two seconds ago that number is down to 2.9 million, so who knows where it'll end up...

It's not like Pornhub just randomly woke up one day and decided to do it either. The decision come on the heels of a massive after New York Times article that "followed the lives of child sexual abuse victims whose videos were uploaded to the platform." Super fucked up stuff. Naturally, Pornhub pulled everything until they could figure out what the hell is going on.  Personally I wish there was a better way to go about it, but I get why they did what they did. They also say they're "reviewing their verification process" starting next year, which is probably a good thing considering all you needed to do to get verified in the past was submit a selfie holding a piece of paper with your username and "pornhub.com" handwritten on it. 

Regardless, it's the end of an era for both Pornhub and the porn consumer. The landscape has officially changed from homemade to studio-shot. Is it a good thing? For OnlyFans, sure. But for everyone else probably not. No one likes an over-producer porn. I'm going to talk to Brandi Love about this on tomorrow's Out & About to get her perspective. In the meantime, don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. That and keep an eye out for tomorrow's episode.