OnlyFans to ban sexually explicit content

The website OnlyFans has become one of the most popular outlets for celebrities and models to post X-rated photos and videos, but from October 2021 users will no longer be able to post sexually explicit content after a request from banks and financial transaction services.

OnlyFans claims to have more than two million ‘creators’, who have earned a combined total of more than five billion dollars on the platform, and 130 million users.

“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,” said OnlyFans in a statement.

While OnlyFans’ creators will be able to still post nude images, so long as they are in accordance with the site’s acceptable use policy, images and videos that are deemed to be of a sexual nature will no longer be allowed.

Last year Payment processors Mastercard and Visa cut ties with rival Pornhub after accusations the porn site showed videos containing underage sex, rape and revenge porn. Pornhub denied claims it allows child sexual abuse material and subsequently tightened its rules to prohibit uploads from unverified users.

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