Mastercard Announces New Rules For Porn Sites Amid Child Abuse Accusations

My Christian Daily 19 April 2021
Family First Comment: Excellent decision. Now for VISA to also respond….
“Payment giant Mastercard has announced that it will require banks to certify that sellers of adult material online have tools in place to monitor, block and remove illegal content.”

Payment giant Mastercard has announced that it will require banks to certify that sellers of adult material online have tools in place to monitor, block and remove illegal content.

In December 2020, both Visa and Mastercard stated they will stop processing payments on Pornhub. Mastercard stated it will end support for Pornhub after confirming the presence of “unlawful content.” In addition, Visa said its own investigation is ongoing, but it will suspend payment processing for the time being.

Now, in 2021, and with the news of child abuse and rape stemming from pornography sites, Mastercard is stepping up its scrutiny on working with adult sites.

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), the leading national non-partisan organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health harms of pornography, has commended Mastercard for instituting new rules on banks that process payments for pornography tube sites. In a blog post, Mastercard stated that banks “will need to certify that the seller of adult content has effective controls in place to monitor, block and, where necessary, take down all illegal content.”

Mastercard will also require the pornography websites to document the age and identity of anyone depicted in or uploading the content.

“We commend Mastercard for listening to survivors and rejecting profits gained from sexual abuse and exploitation. Mastercard is setting a standard for the entire payment processing industry to curtail weaknesses criminal networks have to-date used with impunity. Visa and Discover must follow this example,” said Dawn Hawkins, CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.
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