YouTube bans Pornhub’s channel for ‘multiple’ rule violations

YouTube was the first to remove Pornhub’s channel for “multiple” Community Guidelines violations indicated by Variety. According to Google, Pornhub’s account violated YouTube’s external link policywhich prohibits users from linking to content that is not allowed on the platform, such as pornography.

“After review, we have terminated the Pornhub Official channel after multiple violations of our Community Guidelines,” said YouTube spokesperson Jack Malon. The edge. “We enforce our policies equally for everyone, and channels that repeatedly violate or are dedicated to violent content will be terminated.”

Pornhub’s YouTube channel, which had nearly 900,000 subscribers before being taken down, posted safe-for-work content promoting the site and its artists. The company also applied an age restriction to the videos posted to YouTube, requiring viewers to be 18 or older, and “strongly denies” claims that it posted or linked to adult content.

“Pornhub maintains the absolute best trust and security measures on the internet and takes special care not to violate any of YouTube’s Community Guidelines,” a Pornhub spokesperson said. The edge, who asked to remain anonymous for security reasons related to doxing. “Unfortunately, this is just the latest example of discrimination against people in the adult industry, a trend we are seeing on social media and all other facets of life, especially as groups unfairly mistake consensual adult content for exploitation.”

The news of Pornhub’s removal from YouTube comes months after Instagram permanently banned Pornhub’s account, citing rule violations related to nudity, adult content and sexual solicitation. like YouTube, Instagram claims the same way Pornhub encouraged Instagram users to leave the site to view adult content. Pornhub responded to the ban with an open letter criticizing Instagram for deleting its “entirely PG” account while other creators continue to post content featuring “nudity and overt sexuality without consequence”.