Thursday 29 September 2022 12:26 PM Meta bans Pornhub from Instagram for 'repeatedly violating' its policies on ... trends now

Thursday 29 September 2022 12:26 PM Meta bans Pornhub from Instagram for 'repeatedly violating' its policies on ... trends now
Thursday 29 September 2022 12:26 PM Meta bans Pornhub from Instagram for 'repeatedly violating' its policies on ... trends now

Thursday 29 September 2022 12:26 PM Meta bans Pornhub from Instagram for 'repeatedly violating' its policies on ... trends now

Meta has permanently banned Pornhub from Instagram for 'repeatedly violating' its policies on nudity, adult content and sexual solicitation.

The move comes three weeks after the porn website's official account was disabled, which operators assumed was temporary.

Pornhub has responded by posting an open letter on Twitter, arguing that the platform's policies have been 'opaque, discriminatory and hypocritical'.

It cites the image of Kim Kardashian where her rear end is exposed that remains on Instagram as an example of the latter.

The site also claims that the removal of its account is 'profoundly damaging' to the independent creators who utilise Instagram as a 'vital marketing tool'.

Meta has permanently banned Pornhub from Instagram for 'repeatedly violating' its policies on nudity, adult content and sexual solicitation

Meta has permanently banned Pornhub from Instagram for 'repeatedly violating' its policies on nudity, adult content and sexual solicitation 

Pornhub released its letter on rival social media platform Twitter, where it slams Instagram for 'censoring' the porn industry. It said: 'Denying us an ability to promote our brands and grow our businesses while continuously erasing, silencing, and censoring the presence of sex workers and adult brands is violent and profoundly damaging'

Pornhub released its letter on rival social media platform Twitter, where it slams Instagram for 'censoring' the porn industry. It said: 'Denying us an ability to promote our brands and grow our businesses while continuously erasing, silencing, and censoring the presence of sex workers and adult brands is violent and profoundly damaging'

WHY HAS META BANNED PORNHUB FROM INSTAGRAM? 

The official Pornhub Instagram account was first disabled on September 2 for 'not following [its] terms.

Anti-trafficking organisation the National Center on Sexual Exploitation claim this was because it had sent evidence of its criminality to Instagram.

On September 27, Meta revealed via Motherboard that the ban was permanent for repeated policy violations in adult content, nudity, and sexual solicitation.

An example of the latter was given to The New York Post as Pornhub encouraging users to leave Instagram and visit a porn site.

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The Pornhub account, which had over 13 million followers at the time, was initially disabled on September 2.

According to a screenshot shared with The New York Post, Instagram sent Pornhub a message saying: 'Your account has been disabled for not following our terms. 

'You won't be able to log into this account and no one else will be able to see it.'

The message also contained a list of content that is banned on Instagram, including 'hate speech' and 'graphic... depictions of sexual assault', but did not include any mention of sexual solicitation.

A spokesperson for the site told Motherboard this was temporary and a routine move on Meta's part.

However, shortly after the account came down, anti-trafficking organisation the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) came forward taking credit for the action - a claim that was later refuted by Pornhub.

A Pornhub spokesperson said: 'Anti-porn crusaders like NCOSE intentionally misled reporters about why Pornhub's Instagram profile was disabled, and actively misled people into believing they were responsible.

'Instagram does not take business dictation from anti-porn zealots, especially ones with noted histories of propagating false information and extremist policies against sex workers. 

'In actuality, our account was temporarily disabled, as has happened many times in the past due to Instagram's overly cautious censoring of the adult industry, a fact that thousands of adult performers deal with everyday despite not violating any of Instagram's terms of service. 

'We look forward to our

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