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Tumblr forbids all porn after Apple pulls app

Dec 05,2018
Tumblr on Monday said it is banning adult content from the Yahoo-owned blogging platform, which saw its app pulled from Apple’s App Store last month over child pornography.

Tumblr will begin enforcing its new policy on Dec. 17, giving users who host unwanted explicit content an opportunity to take their imagery elsewhere, according to chief executive Jeff D’Onofrio.

“There are no shortage of sites on the internet that feature adult content,” D’Onofrio said in a blog post.

“We will leave it to them and focus our efforts on creating the most welcoming environment possible for our community.”

The decision to purge porn from Tumblr was made after “serious thought” regarding standards in the blogging community, according to the chief executive.

“Posts that contain adult content will no longer be allowed on Tumblr, and we’ve updated our Community Guidelines to reflect this policy change,” D’Onofrio said.

He maintained that Tumblr will strive to balance allowing conversation about topics such as sex and relationships with banning porn, and noted there are likely to be stumbles.

Child porn was already against Tumblr guidelines.

“Posting anything that is harmful to minors, including child pornography, is abhorrent and has no place in our community,” D’Onofrio said.


AFP


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