OnlyFans is banning sexually explicit content from 1st October 2021. So what exactly does that mean for the X-rated site?
What is OnlyFans used for?
Founded in 2016, OnlyFans is a London-based social media site which is used by sex workers, musicians, celebrities and comedians, among other content creators, who post photos and videos and make money from their 'fans' who pay to see them.
The site saw a major increase in usage during lockdown and as of August 2021, OnlyFans confirmed it had 130 million users and more than two-million creators.
As of 1st October 2021, sexually explicit content will be banned after pressure was put on the company by their payment processing partners.
Sex workers are devastated about the new policy.
Is OnlyFans shutting down?
OnlyFans has not said that it's shutting down and the reason for them banning "sexually-explicit conduct" is to "continue to host an inclusive community of creators and fans in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the platform."
What content is OnlyFans banning?
OnlyFans explained in a statement to LADbible that "creators will continue to be allowed to post content containing nudity as long as it is consistent with our Acceptable Use Policy.
"We will be sharing more details in the coming days, and we will actively support and guide our creators through this change in content guidelines.
It added: "OnlyFans remains committed to the highest levels of safety and content moderation of any social platform. All creators are verified prior to being able to upload any content to OnlyFans, and all uploaded content is checked by automated systems and human moderators."
In other news, OnlyFans announced in August 2021 that it was launching a new streaming platform and app called OFTV. The new platform will allow creators to share video content on a range of topics, from fitness and cooking to comedy and music.
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