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15 Mar 2023

Matthew Impelli

Russia: Pornhub removes Wagner Group ads recruiting users to join its Russian mercenaries fighting in Ukraine

Pornhub Removes Wagner Ad Recruiting Soldiers for Russian War, 15 March 2023

...A spokesperson for Pornhub told Newsweek that the ads have been removed and said that the website does not allow any politically related advertisements.

Earlier this week, there were reports that advertisements seeking people to join the Wagner Group appeared on Pornhub, the world's biggest pornography website. According to The Moscow Times, the ads showed a woman licking a lollipop while a voice is heard boasting about the Wagner Group's credentials.

"We are recruiting fighters from all regions of Russia," the ad said, according to The Moscow Times, a Russian-language online newspaper. At the end of the advertisement, a number appeared on the screen for individuals to call...