OnlyFans publishes updated policy, which adds specific details about the explicit content that will be banned from October
By: Business Insider
August 21, 2021 at 08:11 AM EDT
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OnlyFans published a new policy on Friday setting out in detail which types of sexually explicit content will be banned.
The update follows the company's initial announcement on Thursday, which said some sexually explicit content will be banned this year.
The updated Acceptable Use Policy, which will go into effect on October 1, was sent to some content creators on Friday. A bullet-pointed list of prohibited content included masturbation and sex — both simulated and actual. It also included "any exhibition of the anus or genitals of any person which is extreme or offensive."
Content already on the site that would violate the new policy must be removed by December 1, the policy said.
"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," the company said in a statement on Thursday, telling Insider it would update its policy within a few days.
"My OnlyFans will be going through a revamp, in order to comply with the new policy, being enforced in October. In the mean time, more explicit content will be posted, until then," a Twitter user said on Saturday, adding, "The price of my OF will be lowered, when this happens, as there will no longer be sexually explicit content posted."
Other creators told Insider they planned to leave OnlyFans.
The company said it had more than 1 million creators and more than 100 million register users.
OnlyFans wasn't the first platform to reckon with sexually explicit content. Pornhub in December announced changes to its policies, including increasing the size of its moderation team. Reddit in March said it would continue hosting porn. Tumblr in 2018 banned all "adult content."
When announcing its ban, Tumblr said: "There are no shortage of sites on the internet that feature adult content. We will leave it to them and focus our efforts on creating the most welcoming environment possible for our community."
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