OnlyFans must do more to protect children, watchdog says

While a fake ID did not work, BBC News was also able to set up an account for an underage creator by using her 26-year-old sister’s identification, showing how the site’s age verification process could be cheated.

The children’s commissioner for England says OnlyFans needs to do more to stop underage users after the BBC revealed some were selling explicit videos.

BBC News found under-18s have used fake identification to set up accounts on the site and police say a 14-year-old used her grandmother’s passport.

Dame Rachel de Souza has written to the British website expressing her “shock” and “deepest concern” at the findings.

OnlyFans said it plans to meet her and correct any misinformation.

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By / Published On: June 11th, 2021 / Tags: / Categories: News, Online Safety /

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