Illegal of course, unfair and all that, but clever:
The OnlyFans website, which allows users to charge fans for explicit content, allegedly hobbled its competition by bribing Instagram employees to place porn stars in a terrorist database, according to a group of lawsuits.
Performers who sold pictures and videos on rival sites had their accounts on Instagram — owned by Meta — wrongly flagged as containing terrorist-related material, which sabotaged their ability to make money, it is alleged.
Just another proof that the free market is extremely inventive. Will work around any system put in front of it – even if unfairly and illegally.
At which point the lesson isn’t – or should not be limited to – coming down like a tonne of bricks on OnlyFans. Rather, it’s a lesson for all of those who would plan. There are 7 billion people out there, many of them quite inventive. And they’ll all be striving to turn the corners of your plan to their own advantage. Yea, even unfairly and illegally.