the Japanese platform DMM issued a press release announcing that it will end the debit or credit card payment agreement through financial services Master card. Management apologized for any inconvenience this may have caused, and invited clients to opt for other financial service providers such as VISA.
Write the complete statement:
- To MasterCard customers: Thank you for your continued support of this service. We have decided to terminate the payment agreement with MasterCard as of 2:00 pm on July 29, 2022 (Friday). We apologize for the inconvenience, but ask MasterCard customers to switch to VISA, JCB, Amex, or Diners.
And why does this cancellation come? Although the press release offers no explanation, this probably corresponds to one of the updates announced by MasterCard in October 2021 about the use of its services on adult content platforms. That’s how it is, DMM It is a Japanese e-commerce platform for doujinshi content and other products, including adult content as well.
And what does the new update imply? Master card? This is summarized as follows: MasterCard created a new policy for adult content websites that use your credit card or payment optionsimpose requirements such as pre-approval of all material prior to publicationthe prohibit certain search terms and the keep records verifying the age and identity of each performer. The stated intent of the policy is to prevent child sexual abuse and other non-consensual content. But in practice, it is difficult, if not impossible, to meet these requirements.
For example, a site like fans only There are a million content creators. If each of them uploaded a video on a certain day, according to Conradh na Gaeilge’s policy master card, fans only you would need to review each video before posting to determine compliance. A pre-publication review on that scale is next to impossible, and errors are likely at the speed at which online platforms work. This policy will make it much harder for platforms to host adult content, destabilizing the websites that sex workers use for a living. Furthermore, this policy is not intended to address the concerns stated by master card. The policy only applies to a small fraction of websites (those hosting adult content), but all available evidence shows that these problems are rampant across all types of websites.
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