Pornhub Banned From Instagram

Posted September 3, 2022 by with 8 comments

Via Variety:

Instagram has suspended Pornhub’s widely followed account on the social platform.

Before the sex site’s account was removed from Instagram, Pornhub had 13.1 million followers and more than 6,200 posts. Reps for Meta, Instagram’s parent company, did not respond to a request for comment.

The move comes one month after Visa and Mastercard cut off payment privileges of TrafficJunky, the advertising arm of Pornhub parent company MindGeek. That followed a federal court ruling in July rejecting Visa’s request to be removed from a case in which MindGeek is being sued for allegedly distributing child pornography and that alleges Visa knowingly facilitated MindGeek’s ability to monetize the illegal content.

On its Instagram account, Pornhub shared nonpornographic videos and images. However, it had “directly promoted pornography” and featured videos like “Next Career Goal” encouraging people to become pornography performers, according to Dawn Hawkins, CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. The NCOSE had been among a group of advocates that has lobbied Instagram to remove Pornhub.


The Christian freaks at NCOSE and Exodus Cry have been on a mission for years to get Pornhub and parent company MindGeek completely shut down and sued into oblivion, obviously because its the biggest adult brand with the most name recognition. If these far right religious lunatics are successful, they’ll of course move on to other successful adult companies and attempt to get them banned, sued, and shut down, too.