This didn’t last very long. OnlyFans had announced its plans to ban porn on its platform last week, but the subscription site announced Wednesday that it may have been premature. The company announced in a tweet that it had “secured [the] assurances necessary for support our diverse creator community” and “suspended” its policy change which was due to take effect on October 1. The proposed changes would have been devastating for sex workers who make up the majority of the creators. Some are still concerned about their long-term futures. Trapcry, an artist and creator of adult content, says that workers still lost subscribers due to this confusion. “I believe they changed their mind, not for sex workers’ sake, but because they realized that the backlash would hurt them more in the long-term,” Trapcry, artist and creator of adult content, says. The company announced the porn ban last Wednesday, claiming that it was doing so to appease its banking partners. In a follow-up interview with Financial Times, Tim Stokey, founder of OnlyFans, stated that Chase was “particularly aggressive” in closing accounts of sex workers and… any business that supports them. It seems that this has now changed. WIRED received a statement from the company Wednesday that stated that the ban on porn is no longer necessary due to assurances by banking partners that OnlyFans can support all types of creators. However, many creators who struggled to find alternative content after last week’s announcement don’t see this as a victory. Anshuman Iddamsetty (a nonbinary creator who uploads content devoted to fat pleasure under the pseudonym Boarlord) says that “if this is a victory, it’s temporary one.” “I have never seen a platform reverse its course like this.” I was concerned by the language they used in their announcement. ‘Suspend’ doesn’t instill confidence. They refused to name sex workers or erotic labourers, and instead used careful doublespeak of “creator” and “all genres”. The porn ban could be reinstated October 2nd. The porn ban could be reinstated October 2. Site has more than 130million users and 2,000,000 creators. However, hostility towards the porn industry has increased in recent years as adult subscription sites gain popularity. Sites like OnlyFans are believed to be part of the reason for the rise in child porn.

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