MindGeek donation spurs Canadian charity to withdraw from global anti-child-trafficking group

    A Pornhub pop-up store in Milan in December 2017. Emanuele Cremaschi/Getty Images

    MONTREAL — A Canadian government-supported charity has withdrawn from a global anti-child-exploitation network over its association with MindGeek, the tech company behind some of the world’s biggest pornography sites, The Logic has learned.

    The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) has resigned from InHope, a network of hotlines operating in all European Union member states, as well as Russia, South Africa, the U.S., Australia and Thailand, among others. The network is funded by the European Commission and counts Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft among its partners.

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