Tumblr to ban all pornographic content from 17 December

Tumblr announces total ban on adult content

"Bottom line: There are no shortage of sites on the internet that feature adult content". 17, that content is not allowed on Tumblr anymore.

Blogs that have been either self-flagged or flagged by us as "explicit" per our old policy and before December 17, 2018 will still be overlaid with a content filter when viewing these blogs directly.

The new policy's announcement comes just days after Tumblr was removed from Apple's iOS App Store over a child pornography incident, The Verge reports.

"It is our continued, humble aspiration that Tumblr be a safe place for creative expression, self-discovery, and a deep sense of community", Tumblr CEO Jeff D'Onofrio said in a statement posted here. "We will leave it to them and focus our efforts on creating the most welcoming environment possible for our community".

Oath was founded in a bid to build an online media business that had sufficient scale to challenge Facebook and Google for advertising revenue, but has recently seen the departure of chief executive Tim Armstrong, with its parent company, the United States telecoms firm Verizon, taking a closer interest in its activities.

The porn ban is bad news for erotic artists, many of whom were using Tumblr to promote their work.

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"We know there will be mistakes, but we've done our best to create and enforce a policy that acknowledges the breadth of expression we see in the community", said D'Onofrio today. At the same time, Tumblr will also be taking the ban one step further by reverting existing adult posts to private which can only be viewed by the original poster.

Some users are already reporting that their innocent content is being incorrectly flagged by Tumblr's algorithm - no doubt a side-effect of having to moderate such an extensive repository of media.

However, Tumblr recognizes that it is a "place to speak freely about topics like art, sex positivity, your relationships, your sexuality, and your personal journey", so it will be permitting otherwise-adult imagery in a few specific contexts, such as written erotica, breastfeeding images, nudity in art, gender confirmation surgery and more.

Another thing, filtering this type of content versus say, a political protest with nudity or the statue of David, is not simple at scale.

Tumblr is joining the ranks of PayPal, Patreon, and other popular websites by cracking down on NSFW posts. Apple said the platform failed to detect "child exploitation imagery", hence its decision to drop the app altogether, despite its large following and install count.

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