Visa ‘intended’ to help Pornhub monetize child porn, lawsuit alleges

As The Verge reports, Judge Cormac Carney in California issued the ruling, rejecting Visa’s attempts to dismiss his portion of the lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges that Visa “intended to help MindGeek monetize child porn” because it continues to provide payment processing services to Pornhub “despite knowing that the site failed to moderate videos of minors”. has been”.

In a statement to Variety, Visa said it “will not tolerate the use of our network for illegal activity”, but “we believe that Visa is an unfair defendant in this case”.

According to the plaintiffs, “Visa recognized MindGeek as an authorized merchant and processed payments processed on its websites, including Pornhub”.

The lawsuit states that Visa was aware that MindGeek’s sites contained a substantial amount of child porn and that MindGeek had failed to police its sites for such content.

However, “Visa and its agent banks expressly agreed to continue to process transactions with MindGeek without restriction on all MindGeek sites, provided MindGeek has pretextual window dressing claiming that it has technology to intercept such content.” , procedures and policies”.

Visa “became aware of MindGeek’s smuggling venture and expressly agreed with MindGeek to process financial transactions that benefited the defendants from the venture”.

The lawsuit claims MindGeek, Visa and others violated several laws, including the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPRA) and the California Unfair Competition Law (UCL).

“Visa provided MindGeek with a much-needed tool – its payments network – with the alleged knowledge that MindGeek had a wealth of monetized child porn on its websites,” Carney wrote.

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