WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- OnlyFans has revealed that it will ban sexually explicit content starting October 1.
- The company said that it was complying with the requests of its financial partners.
- Worldwide, OnlyFans has given over $5 billion to its over two million content creators.
British-based adult company OnlyFans has announced that it will ban sexually explicit content beginning October this year.
In a statement sent to Variety, the adult-oriented subscription fan page, which has a following of over 130 million users, said that it was undergoing changes “to comply with the requests of our banking partners and payout providers.”
The company said that effective October 1, 2021, it “will prohibit the posting of any content containing sexually explicit conduct.”
“In order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the platform, and to continue to host an inclusive community of creators and fans, we must evolve our content guidelines,” it added.
OnlyFans noted, though, that creators could be permitted to post content relating to nudity “as long as it is consistent with our Acceptable Use Policy.” Currently, the company’s terms allow nudity except when such content is prohibited or illegal in an area that is still reachable by the site.
“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,” the company said. “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.”
Early this week, OnlyFans formally unveiled OFTV, a free-streaming service that would not contain any sexually explicit content. The OFTV features original content on topics such as health and fitness, cooking, comedy, music and more which come from over 100 creators.
Highly influential creators of the company include Amber Rose, Bella Thorne, Bhad Bhabie, Blac Chyna, Cardi B, Jordyn Woods, Rubi Rose, Tana Mongeau, Tyga and Trey Songz.
Last July, the company approved 114,065 creator accounts from all 279,222 applications. At the time, OnlyFans also said that it deactivated 15 accounts due to child pornography content.
OnlyFans, which was launched in 2016, has given over $5 billion to creators globally. The company keeps 20 percent of earnings generated by over two million creators, per its terms. OnlyFans is only available on the web, and not on mobile channels such as iOS and/or Android apps.
Source: YAHOO News