According to the BBC, OnlyFans is facing two lawsuits over charges that it colluded with Facebook to delete adult entertainment accounts by putting their content on a terrorism database. A competitor platform called FanCentro launched one earlier this week, while the other is a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of three adult artists. In the latter complaint, Facebook and OnlyFans were both named as defendants.
According to the class-action lawsuit, performers’ content was posted on the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) website despite the fact that it was not related to terrorism. This is said to have resulted in a drop in traffic to websites that compete with OnlyFans. In its case, FanCentro made similar accusations.
The legal suit has “no merit,” according to OnlyFans, while Facebook parent Meta said, “these assertions are without merit, and we will address them in the context of the litigation as needed.” “We are not aware of any evidence to support the claims offered in this litigation between two people with no relation to GIFCT,” a GIFCT spokeswoman said.
OnlyFans is most known for hosting pornography, but it made headlines last summer when it announced that “sexually explicit behavior” would be prohibited. It claimed that the request came from “banking partners and payout providers,” but it then reversed course after receiving “assured assurances” that it needed to sustain its adult artists.
However, the move shook the trust of some sex workers and other OnlyFans creators, since a potential ban threatened a key source of their income. Some likely decided to move to rival sites, only to now be allegedly facing a shadowban on social media.
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