Sept. 6 (UPI) — Pornhub’s widely followed Instagram account was removed by the social media company for allegedly violating its community guidelines.

Pornhub had 13.1 million followers and more than 6,200 posts. Its removal comes as some activists have lobbied against the adult website, accusing it of circulating child pornography.

“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 (CSAM), sex trafficking, filmed rape, and non-consensual videos and images,” Dawn Hawkins, CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, said in a statement. “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.”

Last month, Pornhub’s advertising arm TrafficJunky was cut off from accepting payments from Mastercard and Visa. The financial firms had previously suspended credit card services in December 2020 after Pornhub was found to be circulating child pornography and sex-trafficking videos.

Hawkins also said in her statement that other partners of Pornhub should follow Instagram’s lead.

“Instagram is courageously choosing to stop partnering with Pornhub and it is time for all corporate entities to follow its example,” Hawkins said.