X Platform Now Allows Adult And Explicit Content

X Platform Now Allows Adult And Explicit Content

Date: June 07, 2024

X platform has added significantly favorable policies for adult content creators, providing them leverage to expand their audience.

Social media platform X has made significant changes to its terms of service, inviting content that once used to get banned in a matter of seconds. Elon Musk’s recently acquired X will now allow NSFW content, except in prominent spots like the profile picture and banner. This move will make a huge surge in both content creators and audiences on the platform, owing to the loosened restrictions.

According to the new terms of service, users can now share consensually produced explicit content, including adult and sexual media, without the fear of getting banned or restricted viewership. However, the platform has also made a clear statement defining its stance on the safety of users, especially children. The official @Safety account of X posted “We have launched Adult Content and Violent Content policies to bring more clarity of our Rules and transparency into enforcement of these areas. These policies replace our former Sensitive Media and Violent Speech policies - but what we enforce against hasn’t changed.”

When X used to be called Twitter, it did not necessarily ban porn or adult content on the platform. Twitter Blue was a paid option that unblurred NSFW content for premium subscribers. Due to this, it became home to many NSFW creators following the launch of Twitter Blue, now known as X Premium. More or less, Twitter Blue acted as an alternative to the Onlyfans culture.

According to the new policies, users who regularly post NSFW content must adjust their settings and label all images and videos as sensitive content. This rule applies to all content, whether created by humans or AI-generated. Photographic nudity and animated explicit content will also require a sensitive content label. Users under 18 years or without submitting their age cannot access the NSFW labeled content. For them, the content will remain blurred indefinitely. 

According to the statement released by X, promoting exploitation, nonconsent, objectification, sexualization or harm to minors, and obscene behaviors are permanently banned on the platform. In March, X said that it would start letting NSFW communities post and thrive on the platform without barriers of discrimination until they are produced ethically and consensually. The platform has also started hiding likes to prevent unwanted exposure to activity in the mainstream media, impacting the freedom of individuals to access content allowed by the platform.

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