Patreon Update: Crowdfunding Platform Asks Creators to Flag Themselves As Adult Content For Any Mature Themed Projects

Last week, crowdfunding platform Patreon updated its Community Guidelines, which included that creators would flag themselves as adult content for mature-themed projects. The portal revealed:

“We ask creators to flag themselves as Adult Content if they create any content that has mature themes such as sexuality or graphic violence. When you are flagged as Adult Content your page is removed from our search. We also require that all public content on your page be appropriate for all audiences. Content with mature themes must be marked as a patron-only post.”

Patreon stated it has zero tolerance when it comes to the glorification of sexual violence which includes bestiality, rape, and child exploitation (i.e., sexualized depiction of minors). This also counts towards illustrated, animated, or any other type of content. The funding platform also stated it reserves the right to review and remove accounts that may violate this guideline. 

“We understand that some topics on this list such as incest or rape are a little bit more complicated because these situations are, unfortunately, part of real life. As a result, when reviewing this type of content, the Trust and Safety team will take into consideration context including personal, historical or educational narrative. For example, survivor stories or fiction such as Game of Thrones or Lolita are allowed on Patreon.”

Patreon then added that creators cannot sell pornographic material or arrange sexual service(s) as a reward for your patrons. They also cannot use Patreon to raise funding in order to produce pornographic material such as maintaining a website, funding the production of movies, or providing a private webcam session.

 

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