Meta-owned American photo and video sharing social networking service Instagram has permanently removed the official account for Pornhub for violating policies multiple times.

Meta claims that, over the past decade, Pornhub has repeatedly violated its terms of service regarding nudity, adult content, and sexual solicitation. However, it did not specify how exactly beyond telling the New York Post that the account recently violated rules against sexual solicitation by encouraging Instagram users to leave the social media platform and visit a porn site. Meta adds the adult entertainment company also violated guidelines concerning multiple violations of its terms.

In response, Pornhub published an open letter on Twitter, calling the move unfair and pressing Meta to clearly explain why both its account and that of other adult content creators are repeatedly removed. The Free Speech Coalition, Riley Reid, and King Noire were among the 63 activist groups, performers, models, and pornographers who signed the letter.

“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,” wrote Pornhub. “Combined with the regular financial discrimination those in the adult industry face, it is dangerous and threatening to our livelihoods.”

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