After spending years under fire for the illegal sexual exploitation of minors, Pornhub's Instagram account has been suspended after complaints from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE).

The organization based of out Washington, D.C., NCOSE is glad to hear that Instagram is taking a stand against Pornhub by suspending their account. They believe it is further proof that the social media company acknowledges the severity of the accusations against the MindGeek-owned platform.

"Instagram was right to remove Pornhub from its platform for violating its community standards given the increasing reports of Pornhub hosting child sexual abuse material, sex trafficking, filmed rape, and non-consensual videos and images," says NCOSE CEO Dawn Hawkins in a statement shared with The Chrisitan Post.

While Pornhub's Instagram account didn't post any pornographic content, the account promoted said activity as well as a 'career' in the porn industry. 

Pornhub's Instagram account had 13 million followers with over 6,200 posts that at this point are no longer accessible. 

In the statement, Hawkins encouraged other corporate entities to follow suit and stop having any affiliation or business dealings with Pornhub. Earlier this summer, credit card giants Visa and Mastercard suspending Pornhub's advertising online, in a way to further separate themselves from them. 

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"Instagram served as a distribution partner with this criminal enterprise, helping to push millions to their website, including children. We are grateful that Instagram has heard the voices of sexual abuse survivors who have been personally harmed by Pornhub’s insatiable appetite for profit," says Hawkins. 

NCOSE has been in contact with Instagram since 2019 when they started the campaign #wakeupinstagram. The focus was calling on the social media platform to stop facilitating child sexual abuse and grooming. Instagram did not respond back then. It is uncertain as to why they are responding now, however, NCOSE is glad for the direction change now. 


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