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'One million' porn videos 'hidden' on Instagram

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Claims that Instagram is home to huge amount of porn
Claims that Instagram is home to huge amount of porn

Shocking reports today claim that 'one million' porn videos are 'hidden' on popular social network Instagram.

The photo-sharing site prides itself on being free from nudity and the company has often clashed with users over the appearance of nipples in pictures.

However, a report in the Star reveals that a tech blogger called Jed Ismael made the discovery while searching using Arabic hashtags.

Instagram has banned many explisit hashtags but a search by Ismael under the Arabic word for 'movies'  and other Arabic terms revealed a shocking list of hardcore sex clips.

The Star claims that Ismael says he found 'one million' adults only videos and the paper also claims to have found a large quantity of pornography when they used the same hashtag.

The footage is easily viewable by anyone with an Instagram account and no age verification is required.

Instagram are very clear about their policy on x-rated material.

On their site they say: "We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative in nature, but for a variety of reasons, we don’t allow nudity on Instagram.

"This includes photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks.

"It also includes some photos of female nipples, but photos of post-mastectomy scarring and women actively breastfeeding are allowed.

"Nudity in photos of paintings and sculptures is OK, too."

Instagram told the Star they are investigating the matter.