What’s Current: Pornhub owners are allowing and profiting from revenge porn on the site

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  • BBC News reports that the owners of Pornhub are actively profiting from revenge porn and failing to remove videos after they’ve been reported. 
  • El Salvador’s attorney general appeals the decision to acquit a woman who served prison time for aggravated homicide after delivering a stillborn baby, marking the country’s third attempt to prosecute her.
  • Thousands of South African women protest the government’s failure to handle the country’s rise in brutal cases of violence against women. 
  • Internal documents leaked to The Guardian reveal that an Apple project rewrote Siri  to never say the word “feminism” and deflect questions on “sensitive topics” such as the #MeToo movement. 
  • Google Maps is allegedly directing women seeking abortions to pro-life centers, predominantly in areas where reproductive rights are under threat, a VICE News analysis finds. 
Meghan McCarty
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.

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