<p>Founded in 2016, the platform welcomed 2 million creators who have collectively earned over $5 billion</p>

Founded in 2016, the platform welcomed 2 million creators who have collectively earned over $5 billion

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OnlyFans has announced that it will no longer host pornographic content – despite being the very same thing that made the platform blow up.

The platform has welcomed over 130 million users, with a staggering 2 million creators who have collectively earned over $5 billion. Founded in 2016, the platform has received much praise for providing a safe place for sex workers to do their jobs on their own terms.

In a statement, OnlyFans said: “Effective 1 October 2021, OnlyFans will prohibit the posting of any content containing sexually-explicit conduct.

“In order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the platform, and to continue to host an inclusive community of creators and fans, we must evolve our content guidelines.

“Creators will continue to be allowed to post content containing nudity as long as it is consistent with our Acceptable Use Policy.”

The announcement came after reports that the company was struggling to secure investment. While ‘sex sells’, it also appears to scare off venture capitalists, as several firms have strict policies banning apps that publish sexually explicit content.

Naturally, people flocked to Twitter after the announcement and the responses are far from disappointing.

Inevitably the reaction prompted a lot of memes too.

Earlier in the week, OnlyFans launched OFTV, a free streaming service that features PG content from over a hundred OnlyFans creators.

From fitness to recipes and music, OnlyFans trialled a soft launch earlier in the year for the streaming service that now has over 800 videos.

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