Meet Clapper: the video app that doesn’t shadowban pornstars
Clapper is a short video phone application much like TikTok or Triller that is designed for users to upload and create short video content by utilizing sounds on the app or using their own audio, these videos are then matched with viewers who might be interested based on an algorithm and can get likes and comments. Video apps have seen a huge boost in usage since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic and have become a perfect match for performers that are looking to promote their services and get matched with viewers that are looking for content of that nature. Unfortunately, TikTok has started to lose its luster and has started to heavily monitor and flag adult performers, including adding that promoting sex work is prohibited in their guidelines. Once TikTok started to very openly ban, remove, and de-platform sex workers it’s new rival Clapper stepped in to give creators a place to “Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued.”
Part of Clappers promise included giving adult performers a place to promote themselves as long as the content they post on the app is not pornographic/explicit. Clapper also allows many more outgoing links from your profile than TikTok, allowing you to link your Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, Twitch, and OnlyFans right on your profile. Clapper also holds “town hall” meetings within the app to connect with their users which is an added benefit to the app. Outside of these totally amazing differences, Clapper is basically the “light version” of TikTok. Although it has a different color scheme, just about every other feature is the same on the platform.
Concerns over safety on Clapper
While Clapper has some amazing benefits, there are also some things to be aware of when using Clapper. While TikTok promotes you locally and is secretive about it, Clapper specifically has a “For You Page” for local Clapper posts. This is not a great thing for people that are trying to remain anonymous about participating in the adult industry. If you do decide to use Clapper, make sure to deny access to location services. Outside of the location feature, Clapper comes with the common concerns of social media apps for adult performers like possibly being seen by people you know, having your content saved and redistributed, etc.