The European Union has passed a new ruling on the world’s three biggest porn websites – Times of India

The three largest in the world Porn sites Now the EU is facing a new age requirement. The sites are: Pornhub, XVideos and Stripchat. A bloc of 27 countries has made age verification mandatory for users.
The three are the first porn sites to fall under the EU's Digital Services Act, which came into effect earlier this year. DSA started the biggest online platformsin August. Requirements also include conducting risk assessments, giving researchers access to publicly available data, and submitting regular transparency reports. The Act imposes strict obligations to protect consumersIllegal content and hazardous products. Any violation is punishable by a fine of up to 6% of global revenue or even a ban from the EU.
With this, Pornhub, XVideos and Stripchat join 19 other online platforms and search engines already identified for stricter scrutiny under the DSA, including TikTok, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Google and others.
Pornhub, XVideos and Stripchat are now classified as “very large online platforms” subject to stricter controls under the Digital Services Act (DSA) because they each have 45 million average monthly users, according to the European Commission, the EU's executive arm.
Pornhub disputed its status as a very large online platform under the DSA, citing a statement on its website that said it averaged 33 million monthly users.
The law includes provisions to protect children by “preventing them from accessing pornographic content online, including age verification tools,” the commission said in a statement.
How these websites will check your age
France, Germany and Great Britain and US states including Utah and Texas have passed laws requiring porn sites to verify that users are over 18. Methods may include checking credit cards or government-issued ID or scanning faces to estimate age, but all of these systems raise concerns about privacy and discrimination.
of Europe Digital law It also calls for measures to reduce the risk of illegal content spreading online, such as child sexual abuse material, or content that violates “fundamental rights” such as privacy, such as “non-consensual” images or deep fake porn. “These measures may include adapting their terms, interfaces, moderation processes or algorithms, among others,” the commission said.