Tumblr will ban all adult content on December 17th…

Date: December 03, 2018

01) Tumblr will ban all adult content on December 17th

“Tumblr will permanently ban adult content from its platform on December 17th in a move that will eradicate porn-related communities on the platform and fundamentally alter how the service is used. The ban includes explicit sexual content and nudity with a few exceptions, the company tells The Verge. The new policy’s announcement comes just days after Tumblr was removed from Apple’s iOS App Store over a child pornography incident, but it extends far beyond that matter alone. “Adult content will no longer be allowed here,” the company flatly stated in a blog post published on Monday.

Banned content includes photos, videos, and GIFs of human genitalia, female-presenting nipples, and any media involving sex acts, including illustrations. The exceptions include nude classical statues and political protests that feature nudity. The new guidelines exclude text, so erotica remains permitted. Illustrations and art that feature nudity are still okay — so long as sex acts aren’t depicted — and so are breastfeeding and after-birth photos.

After December 17th, any explicit posts will be flagged and deleted by algorithms. For now, Tumblr is emailing users who have posted adult content flagged by algorithms and notifying them that their content will soon be hidden from view. Posts with porn content will be set to private, which will prevent them from being reblogged or shared elsewhere in the Tumblr community.”

2 thoughts on “Tumblr will ban all adult content on December 17th…

  1. Kindly

    “female-presenting nipples”

    So, Tumblr is engaged in blatant sexism, unlike some jurisdictions in North America that treat male and female nipples (“presenting” or not) the same under law.

    What a surprise.

    1. eqfoundation Post author


      …These social network companies with their “rules of conduct” are a real mess.

      They cant figure out where to draw the line…and, frankly, there is no good place to draw this type of line.

      I think the internet future will have a fence…on one side will be the ultra non-offensive, Walt Disney like services…on the other, services which just allow people to express themselves, staying out of their way.

      You cant be a Tumblr, which claims to support free speech/expression, and do this type of discrimination.

      These levels of delusion remind me of something out of the Hunger Games.


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