Pornhub has deleted millions of videos and unverified 1000s of amateur content creators.
Due to people uploading illegal content (sex trafficking, etc), Pornhub has removed all unverified user uploads. They have also turned off the option to download (this should have never been an option to begin with). Unfortunately, they have also removed 1000s of verified users due to the fact they do not show their face in videos, animators, or something where it’s impossible to verify.
We aren’t going to complain or post a rant. We are just updating our readers and letting them know why some of our content in our blog is missing. Although we didn’t have a lot of views, since we originally used xhamster.com as our video host, we still lost a few videos and our verification badge. I believe because our videos did not show our faces, even with a verification photo, they have taken down the content and stripped amateurs of their verification. All profile photos, profile banners, and content was also removed. Not that it’s a big deal, but I really wish we would have kept backups! Unfortunately, we kind of uploaded a few videos of syntribation and didn’t even back them up. Those are gone.
I assume animators (don’t show their faces, just sexual artwork), amateurs that cover their faces or only show their bodies, and other content creators will be effected by this. Supposedly Pornhub will be updating their verification process, so we will see how that goes. The good news is, if other sites follow suit, eventually all your old videos that people copied, reuploaded, and shared, will be harder to find. We had a bunch ourselves. Even with our watermark, random people would just upload them on their own. Those are also gone. The amount of revenge porn removed was probably in the millions. So that’s a good thing. And truthfully, if this deletion removed illegal videos of underaged children or sex traffickers, I am all for it.