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X issues update confirming the platform’s unusual new rules concerning ‘adult content’

X issues update confirming the platform’s unusual new rules concerning ‘adult content’

The platform has confirmed its rules on 'adult content.'

In recent years, OnlyFans creators have utilised the social platform, X, to promote their explicit content, including nude images and X-rated videos.

Conservative figures like Candace Owens expressed that social platforms should not host pornography.

Last month, she described porn as a 'psychological weapon intended to weaken our men'.

Alongside her, a Belgian regulator also argued that online platforms, like X, should not be associated with adult content.

However, the reality is that these giant tech companies 'don't give a damn,' says Karim Ibourki, who leads Belgium's French-speaking audiovisual council.

NurPhoto / Contributor / Getty
NurPhoto / Contributor / Getty

X has now updated its 'adult content' policy in support of its 'artistic expression.'

The new policy from X reads: 'You may share consensually produced and distributed adult nudity or sexual behaviour, provided it's properly labeled and not prominently displayed.

'We believe that users should be able to create, distribute, and consume material related to sexual themes as long as it is consensually produced and distributed.

The platform owned by Elon Musk calls sexual expression a 'legitimate form of artistic expression.'

It continued: 'We believe in the autonomy of adults to engage with and create content that reflects their own beliefs, desires, and experiences, including those related to sexuality.'

Regarding safeguarding and preferences, the platform explained that it will 'balance this freedom by restricting exposure to Adult Content for children or adult users who choose not to see it.'

It added: 'We also prohibit content promoting exploitation, non consent, objectification, sexualization or harm to minors, and obscene behaviours.

'We also do not allow sharing Adult Content in highly visible places such as profile photos or banners.'

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Alexander Shatov/Unsplash

The social media platform defines 'adult content' as consensually produced material depicting nudity or sexual behaviour that's pornographic or meant to arouse viewers.

'This [adult content] also applies to AI-generated, photographic or animated content such as cartoons, hentai, or anime.'

To protect children from finding the content, X asks creators to use content warnings by adjusting their media settings.

'Doing so places all your images and videos behind a content warning that needs to be acknowledged before your media can be viewed,' it added.

'You can also add a one-time content warning on individual posts.

If you continue to fail marking your posts, we will adjust your account settings for you.

Users under 18 or those without a birthdate on their profile will not be able to access flagged content.

The platform, formerly known as Twitter, said that users 'may begin to see new media content warnings on posts that X has designated as containing Adult Content (instead of a generic sensitive media label)'.

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