Out.com reported that both social media platforms have censored "horny" emojis, including eggplant or peach emojis. Picture: Flickr.com

OnlyFans, the social media service for adult content, seems to be receiving a lot of airplay lately. And now censorship has reared its ugly head and could affect thousands of its users.

The platform mimics the business model of Twitter. According to Wikimedia, it's also popular within the adult entertainment industry, but does host content creators from other genres such as physical fitness experts, independent musicians, fashion icons and comedy acts.

The subscription content service recently made headlines when one user tweeted that she made up to R7 800 in one day. But that amount could soon dwindle down to a trickle after Facebook and Instagram instituted sexual expression rules. 

Out.com reported that both social media platforms have censored "horny" emojis, including eggplant or peach emojis. "In addition, users cannot post photos that use emojis to censor nudity and cannot refer followers to pages where porn is viewable," Out reported.

What this now means is that linking to an OnlyFans or JustForFans page in your bio is grounds for removal.

When asked about the update, a spokesperson for Facebook, which also owns Instagram, told XBIZ that “nothing [has] changed in terms of the policy itself or how we enforce it, we simply updated the language to make it clearer for our community.” 

“We often make updates to our Community Standards,” the company said. “We publish these changes on our Community Standards site so our community is aware.”

The move has proved frustrating for OnlyFans users. Currently, the only platform to post sexual-related content is Twitter.