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Porn Content Creators Pressure OnlyFans into Reversing Decision to Ban Sexual Content

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Porn Content Creators Pressure OnlyFans into Reversing Decision to Ban Sexual Content

By Movieguide® Staff

The social media platform OnlyFans announced that they would reverse their decision to ban “sexually explicit conduct.”

The app, which hosts millions of self-described sex workers and offers a pay-to-play style of pornographic content, recently made a statement regarding a policy change due to financial partners claiming that OnlyFans did not have sufficient accountability regarding its adult content.

However, on Aug. 25 the company announced that they “secured assurances necessary to support our diverse creator community,” which means that the policy updates will not take place on Oct. 1 as previously stated.

“Thank you to everyone for making your voices heard,” OnlyFans said in a statement. “We have secured assurances necessary to support our diverse creator community and have suspended the planned Oct. 1 policy change. OnlyFans stands for inclusion and we will continue to provide a home for all creators.”

OnlyFans’ reversal is a frustrating development for people who fight against sexual exploitation.

Pornography is a very dangerous and addictive medium that sears hearts and minds and numbs them to the atrocities happening on screen.

Movieguide® previously reported:

In a surprising announcement, the social media application OnlyFans said that they would no longer permit “sexually explicit content” on their site starting Oct. 1.

The shocking news comes after the media platform boomed during the pandemic, reaching 130 million total users. The site became a popular location for sex work during lockdowns, as guidelines regarding explicit content were all but non-existent.

However, in their recent statement, OnlyFans noted that their decision to ban explicit adult content came at the request of the company’s “banking partners and payout providers.”

“In order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the platform, we must evolve our content guidelines,” the statement said.

XBIZ journalist Gustavo Turner tweeted that despite mainstream media’s conjecture, the change is because of a rule change from MasterCard due to “pressure from religious politicians and groups.”

“Hey mainstream reporters covering the OnlyFans story!” Turner posted. “OnlyFans is banning porn because MasterCard is changing their rules starting Oct. 1 under pressure from religious politicians and groups like NCOSE and Exodus Cry.”

Another one of Turner’s tweets confirmed: “A lot of the mainstream press is misreporting the reason behind the OnlyFans porn ban, linking it to an unrelated article about trying to get more funding. The reason actually given: the Mastercard rule changes prompted by Exodus Cry’s campaign against Pornhub.”

While Turner may have negatively credited Exodus Cry, with many reporters pointing to the steep amount of sex workers who would be out of a job, the Christian nonprofit celebrated the victory.

“We’ll accept that win on behalf of the larger #Traffickinghub movement, and every person, organization, and media outlet which played a role in it,” Exodus Cry said of the development, noting that while it is not a total ban of sexual content, the win should be celebrated. “So what exactly does this ban mean? OnlyFans seems to have a loose definition of ‘sexually explicit content’ since they clarified that nude photos and videos will still be allowed, but presumably all sex acts will be banned. The specific guidelines will be announced later.

“This drastic move is a step in the right direction, especially since underage teens have been caught selling illegal porn of themselves on the site. And to date, while at least the content is locked behind a paywall, there is no age verification required for users on OnlyFans, meaning children can still access its explicit content,” the post continued.

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