FACTS

    Over 70 Canadian parliament members have called for a criminal investigation into Montreal-based company Mindgeek, the parent company of pornography giant Pornhub. The move follows the same demand made earlier this month by over 100 victims who claim that Pornhub has published and distributed “exploitive content” of them on its platforms. Growing evidence has shown that Mindgeek publishes “child pornography…as well as content shot or posted without the consent of subjects.”

    “Over the past month, the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics has heard shocking evidence from survivors and child protection agencies that MindGeek has regularly made available content featuring child sexual abuse, sexual assault, and sex trafficking.”

    Letter to the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

    Mindgeek has denied such allegations. Prior to the lawmakers’ call for an investigation, it was noted that the Canadian police “had zero outstanding investigations regarding MindGeek,” despite evidence of criminal activity.

    BOTH SIDES

    Both sides of the political aisle support an investigation and have called for greater accountability for the company. Regarding a 2018 investigation into the company – during which Mindgeek stated their company is “not Canadian” and is therefore not required to report child sexual exploitation according to Canadian law – Megan Walker, the Executive Director for End Woman Abuse, stated, “This makes no sense. Why didn’t the [Royal Canadian Mounted Police] investigate further? Why did the criminal investigation end with the word of MindGeek? Thousands of underage girls and women who didn’t consent have been impacted. The RCMP are now complicit in this crime.”

    “It is absolutely unacceptable that a Canadian company continues to operate in Canada with seeming impunity to our laws. We expect Canada’s Royal Mounted Police to fulfill its mandate of combatting online child sexual abuse through proactive multi-jurisdictional investigations into every Canadian entity that contravenes our laws.”

    Excerpt from legislative letter
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