August 25, 2021
Stunningly, OnlyFans reversed its decision to ban certain forms of explicit content on which its success was built. On August 19, OnlyFans announced it would ban “sexually explicit” content categorically. The decision was the result of pressure from banks and payment processors, including MasterCard and Visa, rose and OnlyFans was quick to point out that the platform took action in an effort to appease these institutions. In the six days since the website announced its new policy, which was not completely clear even to those who perform on the site, the backlash was so intense, so widespread, and so well-informed that OnlyFans reversed its decision.
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