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Porn to Stay on Reddit! CEO Steve Huffman Reveals Why the Social Media Platform Will Continue to Host XXX Content (Watch Video)

Porn to stay on Reddit! Looks like, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman doesn’t mind XXX content on the social media platform BUT he has some really strong reasons to back this decision. Sex is often considered a taboo subject with very few forums for general awareness. However, Reddit can be one such place where people can now openly discuss porn. During an Axios interview broadcast on Sunday, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman explained why the company allows pornography on its platform.  Huffman replied: “Sex is universal, and like many topics on Reddit sex is one of those topics that’s often not well-served online or offline.”

However, Huffman isn’t unaware of the “exploitative” nature of XXX content and said that pornography can be exploitative, and “that’s not the content that we want on Reddit.” He goes on to explain: “But I think there’s another aspect that’s empowering, and these are people sharing stories of themselves, pictures of themselves, and we are perfectly supportive of that. We want people to be safe, we have rules on Reddit – no involuntary sexualization. And if anybody makes those sorts of reports to us we take those very seriously,”

Huffman also revealed that that the site is taking precautions and had rules banning the sexualization of minors. Reddit’s policy on “involuntary pornography” includes content “depicting any person in a state of nudity or engaged in any act of sexual conduct apparently created or posted without their permission, including depictions that have been faked.” Reddit also requires users to tag any content containing nudity or pornography with a NSFW (Not Safe For Work) tag. “There are difficult decisions to make in this sphere, but we think they’re worth making. As opposed to saying ‘no sex at all,’ for example,” he said.

CEO Steve Huffman Reveals Why the Social Media Platform Will Continue to Host XXX Content. Watch Video: 

Other big social media companies, including Facebook and Instagram, ban pornographic content. However,  XXX-based OnlyFans like novel companies hosting porn did have a great 2020 during -19 lockdown. OnlyFans usage spiked up with even celebs like Cardi B Mia, Khalifa, Bella Thorne, Tyler Posey, Blac Chyna coming closer to fans.   If you don’t know about OnlyFans, it doesn’t traditionally provide porn like Pornhub.com or xnxx.com. Although, some of these porn websites are slightly similar to the ones that provide webcam sex like Cam Sex India or Camsoda.com.

Last year during a panel discussion at the ‘Social 2030’ event with former public policy executive Elliot Schrage and former Facebook VP of Product Sam Lessin, Huffman called TikTok ‘fundamentally parasitic”. He said, “Maybe I’m going to regret this, but I can’t even get to that level of thinking with them. Because I look at that app as so fundamentally parasitic, that it’s always listening, the fingerprinting technology they use is truly terrifying, and I could not bring myself to install an app like that on my phone,” he is quoted as saying.

(The above story first appeared on Morning Tidings on Mar 03, 2021 09:03 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website morningtidings.com).