Meta bans Pornhub from Instagram for ‘repeatedly violating’ its policies on adult content

Meta 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 deactivated, which operators assumed was temporary.

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

He cites the Kim Kardashian butt-baring image that remains on Instagram as an example of the latter.

The site also claims that account deletion is “deeply damaging” to independent creators who use Instagram as a “vital marketing tool.”

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

Pornhub posted their letter on rival social media platform Twitter, criticizing Instagram for “censoring” the porn industry. It read: “Denying us the ability to promote our brands and grow our businesses while continually erasing, silencing and censoring the presence of sex workers and adult brands is violent and deeply damaging.”

WHY HAS META BANNED PORNHUB FROM INSTAGRAM?

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

The anti-trafficking organization, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, claims this was because he sent evidence of his criminality to Instagram.

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

An example of the latter was given to the new york post like Pornhub encouraging users to leave Instagram and visit a porn site.

The Pornhub account, which had more than 13 million followers at the time, was initially deactivated on September 2.

According to a screenshot shared with the new york postInstagram sent Pornhub a message saying: ‘Your account has been disabled for not following our terms.

“You will not be able to log into this account and no one else will be able to see it.”

The post also contained a list of content that is prohibited 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 said Motherboard this was temporary and a routine move on Meta’s part.

Shortly after the tally fell, however, the anti-trafficking organization, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), took credit for the action, a claim that was later refuted by pornhub.

A spokesperson for Pornhub said: “Anti-porn crusaders like NCOSE intentionally misled reporters as to why Pornhub’s Instagram profile was disabled and actively misled people into believing they were responsible.”

“Instagram does not accept the commercial dictates of anti-porn fanatics, especially those with high-profile histories of spreading misinformation and extremist policies against sex workers.

“In reality, our account was temporarily disabled, as it has been many times in the past due to overly cautious censorship of the adult industry Instagram, a fact thousands of adult performers deal with every day despite not violating none of Instagram’s terms of service.

“We hope that our account will be reactivated, as it always has been.”

In response, NCOSE told Motherboard that it had been “sharing evidence of crime on Pornhub with Instagram” before requesting that the account be removed.

Pornhub went on to write that Instagram allows major celebrities and brands to post explicit content without repercussions.  He used Kim Kardashian as an example of her, who posted a picture of herself on an Interview magazine cover with her butt fully exposed (pictured)

Pornhub went on to write that Instagram allows major celebrities and brands to post explicit content without repercussions.  He used Kim Kardashian as an example of her, who posted a picture of herself on an Interview magazine cover with her butt fully exposed (pictured)

Pornhub went on to write that Instagram allows major celebrities and brands to post explicit content without repercussions. He used Kim Kardashian as an example of her, who posted a picture of herself on an Interview magazine cover with her butt fully exposed (pictured)

On Tuesday night, a spokesperson for Meta, the company that owns Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp, announced via Motherboard that the ban was permanent.

“We have permanently disabled this Instagram account for repeatedly violating our policies,” the spokesperson said.

They did not specify which policies it violated, however they did point out their terms of use regarding adult content, nudity and sexual solicitation.

As an example of the latter, the spokesman said the new york post that Pornhub was encouraging users to leave Instagram and visit a porn site.

They added that the violations had accumulated in the account over a period of ten years, although they did not specify how many there had been.

Pornhub responded by posting its letter on rival social media platform Twitter, criticizing Instagram for “censoring” the porn industry.

It read: ‘Denying us the ability to promote our brands and grow our businesses while continually erasing, silencing and censoring the presence of sex workers and adult brands is violent and deeply damaging.

“Combined with the regular financial discrimination faced by those in the adult industry, it’s dangerous and threatening to our livelihoods.”

The letter was endorsed by sex workers, models, and activist organizations such as the Free Speech Coalition and the Adult Performance Artists Guild.

However, on Tuesday night, a spokesperson for Meta, the company that owns Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp, announced via Motherboard that the ban was permanent.

However, on Tuesday night, a spokesperson for Meta, the company that owns Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp, announced via Motherboard that the ban was permanent.

However, on Tuesday night, a spokesperson for Meta, the company that owns Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp, announced via Motherboard that the ban was permanent.

Pornhub went on to write that Instagram allows major celebrities and brands to post explicit content without repercussions.

He used Kim Kardashian as an example, who posted a picture of herself on an Interview magazine cover with her butt fully exposed.

The letter read: ‘Kim Kardashian has posted her butt fully exposed to her 330 million followers without any restrictive action from Instagram.

We’re happy to see that Kim and the art team behind the image are able to share their work on the platform, but wonder why we’re being denied the same treatment.

“As Kim’s photo continues to rack up likes and headlines, members of the adult community risk losing the platform if Instagram decides our pants look too tight to meet their arbitrary and selectively applied ‘standards’.

The group representing Pornhub feels that sex workers and performers are “unfairly targeted” by Instagram, despite “taking great care not to violate Instagram’s Community Guidelines”.

They continue to demand an explanation as to why accounts are continually deleted and posts are removed even when they don’t violate the app’s rules.

People with anxiety and depression are more likely to use ‘sextech,’ including sexting and virtual reality porn, study finds

People are more likely to explore the use of emerging digital sexual technologies, so-called ‘sextech’, if they suffer from anxiety or depression, according to a study.

People with mental health problems can use sextech to help them experience temporary relief from their psychological distress, experts at the Kinsey Institute said.

Examples of sextech include erotic webcam sites, virtual reality porn, or even the ability to share sexually explicit images or videos.

Social psychologist Amanda Gesselman of the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University said it’s a common misconception that people only turn to the Internet for romantic or sexual connections if they’re unable to have face-to-face relationships.

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