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OnlyFans, in a massive u-turn, will now prohibit some adult content

While Netflix was one of the major beneficiaries of the ongoing global pandemic, it was not the only one. OnlyFans, a platform that allows creators to charge and get paid for exclusive content, saw an explosion in creators as well as normal paying users. Creators now stand at over half a million and the company is now valued at over US$2.4 billion. Last year the company’s creators made US$2 billion in revenue of which OnlyFans were entitled to a 20% cut.

Often OnlyFans, just like Clubhouse , is used as an auxiliary social site by content creators and social media moguls who have a presence elsewhere. For example, YouTubers and Instagram influencers use it to make additional money. They do this by offering exclusive content to paying “fans” or followers. More often than not this content is often of an adult nature.

This has led to many controversies for OnlyFans, with some investigations showing that OnlyFans had adult content featuring underage individuals. The company has been accused of failing to prevent underage users from signing up and selling explicit content of themselves on a number of occasions.

Pressure from banks and payment processors

On all these occasions OnlyFans sought to defend itself but it has never been able to shake its growing reputation as an adult site where creators go to sell explicit media of themselves. Now the company is facing pressure from the banks and payment processors it uses and it has been forced to make a massive u-turn.

Starting this October the company will no longer allow sexually explicit content to be published to its platforms.

In order to ensure the long-term sustainability of our platform, and to continue to host an inclusive community of creators and fans, we must evolve our content guidelines.

OnlyFans remains committed to the highest levels of safety and content moderation of any social platform

What OnlyFans had to say

The company is not completely banning adult content though. It says nudes will be allowed as long as they don’t violate the company’s now very extensive new usage policy and terms. It seems the company is trying to walk the tight-rope between not alienating its fans and payment processors.

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9 thoughts on “OnlyFans, in a massive u-turn, will now prohibit some adult content

  1. Only Fans is making a mistake. It’s similar to Chicken Inn saying they have stopped selling fried chicken.

  2. I found it funny when i heard about it a while ago, but now it makes some sense. LinusTechTips ranted a little about the rigorous KYC they now employ for accounts. Throw in those payment thingies in the states edging closer and closer to being morality and political ideology enforcers with a touch of reputation management issues and i can see why they would want to transition.
    Anyway, this pivot sounds like something that could work, especially with patreon shenanigans reaching ridiculous levels (access to Google Drive? Off-platform monitoring?? Creative oversight for some by staff committee???). They really could go ‘legit’, but that would kill the joke potential the new creator milestone onlyfans trend!

      1. 🙇🏾‍♂️Guys, I failed everything except english lit, forgive me! Essentially:

        I saw hints of this a few weeks ago from people I watch on youtube, but now that I have read the article, it makes sense why OnlyFans did this. I think they can make the change work if they position themselves as a more open alternative to competitors like patreon, which have been making decisions that favour the American Political Left’s way of thinking recently.

        There, I tried. Jesus take the wheel!🙌🏾

  3. Onlyfans is correct vanhu vema porno ngavaende ku Pornhub kwete kuda kuita kunge vari pakati nepakati vachihwanda ne Instagram & onlyfans. All those girls are porn stars so they need to come out of the shadows tikuvaziva hedu

      1. We should tighten regulations and make it even more difficult to access such immoral content. GVT engage ISPs. Just because it’s worth millions does not mean its should be illegal.

  4. Regai ndimboendeko ku onlyfans uku ndione kiti kunoitwa nezvei andikuziwa asi nfinenge ndakufarira, ende kana kwataurwa ne Techzim zvinorewa kuti kwakanyanya becoz boys rekuTechzim ahwaende ma sites emhanga mhanga

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