Adult performers claim that internet decentralisation has not stopped the shadow-banning of sexual images.
Web3 supposedly promises a new internet model free of the restrictions that affected the centralised Web2, but for sex workers, the same old patterns of censorship persist even in this brave new era.
Allie Eve Knox, who describes herself on Twitter as a "vixen, goddess, cryptocutie, and findomme," claims that major NFT marketplaces, like their Web2 social media counterparts, "shadow ban" (or make less visible) sex workers' content. Furthermore, sex workers must continue to rely on social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter to promote their NFTs to larger, adult content-buying audiences. Finally, the people collecting NFTs and extolling the virtues of Web3 exist in a universe that marginalises sex workers. Continue reading.