Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today – August 20
OnlyFans Bans Pornographic Content
OnlyFans has announced that it will ban “the posting of any content containing sexually-explicit conduct,” starting October, 2021. UPDATE (Aug. 26) : OnlyFans Reverses Pornography Ban Plans
“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,” said the company in a statement on Thursday. The platform has, however, said users can keep sharing nude images and videos “as long as it is consistent with our Acceptable Use Policy.”
Keen on attracting investors with a valuation of $1 billion, OnlyFans is making these changes “to comply with the requests of our banking partners and payout providers,” according to Variety.
OnlyFans, which has 130 million users, earns over $2 billion in revenue of which 80% is shared across its 1.5 million creators.
Wait.. So Onlyfans is allegedly getting rid of sex workers so investors can have a ‘safe investment’ in a website that nobody will use anymore.
— Ross O’Donovan (@RubberNinja) August 20, 2021
A lot of people are getting the OnlyFans story wrong, and the reality of it is a lot more damaging and concerning to both the livelihood of sex workers and online freedom in general.
— Post-Culture Review (@PostCultRev) August 20, 2021
SCOOP: OnlyFans will prohibit users from posting any sexually explicit conduct, citing mounting pressure from banking partners and payment providers https://t.co/7Njtq5zYJM
— Bloomberg (@business) August 19, 2021
Introducing Snapchat Trends
The platform’s new marketing tool highlights the most popular keywords shared with the Snapchat community via public Stories and My Stories.
For marketers and content creators, Snapchat Trends offers a brand new source of insight into the Snapchat Generation. This also includes an opportunity to learn more about the social media platform’s community and the topics they care about.
The feature is currently available to Snapchat’s 293 million users worldwide.
Snapchat introduced Snapchat Trends, which, for the first time ever, spotlights the most popular keywords being shared within its community, via both public Stories and My Stories viewed by large groups, along with a searchable database of terms. https://t.co/EzmVJ6As9V
— Adweek (@Adweek) August 17, 2021
Best Sellers Trailer Released
Screen Media has released the official trailer for upcoming film Best Sellers. Directed by Lina Roessler, the comedy-drama follows Lucy Standbridge (Aubrey Plaza), a lady who just inherited her father’s publishing house, nearly sinks it with failing titles.
Lucy discovers that she is owed a book by Harris Shaw (Michael Caine), a reclusive, cantankerous, booze-addled author who originally put the company on the map decades earlier. In a last-ditch effort to save the company, Lucy and Harris release his new book and embark on a book tour from hell that changes them both in ways they didn’t expect.
Best Sellers arrives in theatres September 17th. Take a look at the trailer below.