The Pornhub YouTube channel has been removed due to “multiple” community guideline violations. You don’t say? The funny thing is, it’s not necessarily the guidelines you would’ve expected to be violated by a site like Pornhub. According to Google, Pornhub’s account violated YouTube’s external link policy, which prohibits users from linking to content that’s not allowed on the platform, such as pornography.

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“Upon review, we terminated the channel Pornhub Official following multiple violations of our Community Guidelines,” YouTube spokesperson Jack Malon said. “We enforce our policies equally for everyone, and channels that repeatedly violate or are dedicated to violative content are terminated.”

Before it was suspended, the Pornhub channel on YouTube had nearly 900,000 subscribers. It posted safe-for-work content which promoted the site and the most popular performers on the site. Furthermore, they made sure to put age restrictions on its YouTube videos, requiring viewers to be 18 years or older. It has responded, saying it “vehemently denies” claims that it posted or linked to adult content.

“Pornhub maintains the absolute best trust and safety measures on the internet and takes special care to ensure it does not violate any of YouTube’s Community Guidelines,” a Pornhub spokesperson said in response, who asked to remain anonymous due to safety reasons related to doxing. “Unfortunately, this is just the latest example of discrimination against those in the adult industry, a trend seen across social media and all other facets of life, especially as groups disingenuously conflate consensual adult content with exploitation.”

The pressure surrounding Pornhub and its Luxembourg-based parent company MindGeek continues to mount, with some accusing the site of failing to moderate content and allowing videos containing child abuse material and non-consenting subjects to surface. These concerns led to the resignation of Pornhub CEO Feras Antoon and COO David Tassillo and also affected Pornhub’s relationship with other companies.