Well, that was quick. Subscriptions platform OnlyFans announced that it was banning sexually explicit content from 1 October, later explaining that its banking partners and payment providers were the reason. Now it has u-turned on that plan, and will continue to allow that content to be shared (and thus sold) on its service.

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

It did not give further details on what those necessary assurances are, and note the wording: ‘suspended’ is not the same as ‘cancelled’. Wired has been interviewing some sex workers about their concerns that the ban could return in the future.

Meanwhile, in our world, the u-turn may have an impact on how many musicians feel comfortable exploring OnlyFans as a place to make money from their superfans.

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