Online porn is cornered by regulations that could change it forever

Regulations could force sex workers to change their content (Photo: Pixabay)

Sex workers online are between a rock and a hard place because of the new Master Card policies, as well as platforms where they used to upload their content to earn a few bucks.

One of the victims of the new regulations, according to the site Mashable, is the actress Allie eve knox who makes a living uploading solo, domination-themed videos and even mukbangs on porn sites like iWantClips, However, last October the platform deleted thousands of her videos, leaving her in a financial and employment crisis.

“They literally erased seven years of my career,” he told the site. “It put me in a fucking spiral,” he said.

After that, she tried to see her options to resolve the situation, since she is not willing to give up porn. However, she said she was concerned about paying her bills after her material was removed.

Master Card applied new regulations to accept payments for adult content (Photo: REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration)
Master Card applied new regulations to accept payments in adult content (Photo: REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration) (DADO RUVIC /)

And it is that new Master Card regulations on explicit content on Internet pages came into force since last month, leaving several people in the same situation as the BDSM actress.

Among the measures that porn workers must comply with is identity verification; approval by the host site prior to publication; and they also vetoed certain labels. Failure to comply with the material can be deleted, as happened to Knox.

The intent of the new policy is to prevent child sexual abuse material and other non-consensual content. However, in practice, such requirements are difficult, if not impossible, for consumers to meet. sex workers who end up in a situation of vulnerability.

For instance, new Master Card regulations on explicit content of adult pages, it applies, the site will have to review each of the thousands of videos uploaded by content creators to determine if they meet the standard.

The regulations have a good objective but they affect those who work in order in the industry (Photo: Silas Stein / dpa)
The regulations have a good objective but they affect those who work in order in the industry (Photo: Silas Stein / dpa) (Silas Stein /)

Because that job would be humanly impossible to verify In a timely manner, the sites leave the work to their algorithms and Artificial Intelligence. However, when it comes to pornography the automatic review is plagued with errors, because unlike other platforms, when there is a term like “hit” or “rape” the material is removed without problem, but in the porn industry the content can be consensual despite the label .

That is why porn workers, as well as human rights defenders point out that this puts members of the industry at vulnerability.

Although the previous example is for a label that actresses like Knox, whose side is BDSM, can use, the rules also affect those who upload “vanilla” content and wear different costumes or stand alone in front of mirrors, since the algorithm detects them as several people and asks for the consent document of the participants to be able to upload it.

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“Everyone deserves access to financial services and everyone should be able to earn a living, support themselves and their families. The financial discrimination and other laws and policies that criminalize or stigmatize sex work disproportionately harm safety and well-being […] they chill our right to freedom of expression and invade our privacy, “he said. ACLU in your article How Mastercard’s New Policy Violates Sex Workers’ Rights.

In this way, sex workers find themselves cornered between Mastercard’s new policies and the rules applied in the site where they upload their content, because in addition they ask for other documents such as facial recognition, among other things.

All this comes after several past controversies on the subject of adult content as was the illegal content about minors that was found on PornHub, as well as the regulations of OnlyFans or other old ones such as Tumblr, which although their purposes were in favor of legality, end up affecting creators of adult content who are in order and live on it.

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