OnlyFans backs down on their decision to ban porn

August 26, 2021

They will continue to allow all forms of content, according to a recent tweet.

OnlyFans caused quite a bit of a stir earlier this month when they announced that they were planning on banning porn and explicit material from their platform come 1 October. The ban would entail that certain forms of adult content were to be halted, but nudes would generally still be allowed. The platform became famous exactly for not having many community guidelines, allowing users to upload pretty much anything they want to.

Now, OnlyFans has announced it will no longer be implementing the suggested policy change and the status quo is to remain for the time being. OnlyFans received severe backlash from creators and users after they made the statement suggesting that their community guidelines were to be updated. 

“We have secured assurances necessary to support our diverse creator community and have suspended the planned October 1 policy change. OnlyFans stands for inclusion and we will continue to provide a home for all creators,” the tweet about the topic reads.

The exact reason for why OnlyFans wanted to bring about the change initially is still something of a mystery. A recent report by the BBC details, though, that they have been failing at moderating their platform in general and this has led to investors being unwilling to back their company.

 

According to the platform, they use a percentage of all of their income to update their app to align with international rules and regulations regarding explicit content. This, of course, is necessary to ensure they do not get banned in certain regions and that investors at least consider getting involved with OnlyFans.

The damage seems to have been done, unfortunately. Many creators have moved to competing platforms after OnlyFans made their initial announcement. These creators have also reacted to say that the company’s sudden change of heart is another warning sign, because the inconsistency is not something their industry needs at all.