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Back in December, Tumblr said it was banning "adult content" from its platform in order to make "a better, more positive" place. But the policy change caused some users to abandon the site. The new policy went into effect December 17and resulted in the deletion of any content portraying "real-life human genitals or female-presenting nipples," Tumblr, a Verizon-owned company, said in its announcement.
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And finally, all of these things come together to show just how many ways platforms and tech companies can get in between users and their freedom of expression. He further explains:. We want to make sure that we continue to foster this type of diversity of expression in the community, so our new policy strives to strike a balance. On the face of it, this is literally contradictory.
Then-CEO Marissa Mayer quickly moved to quell those concernsand sexually explicit content has indeed thrived on Tumblr since the acquisition, even after it was initially made harder to find inthen easier again last year. In a post announcing the policy change on the Tumblr Staff pageCEO Jeff D'Onofrio formerly Tumblr's President and COO, promoted to CEO after founder David Karp's exit in does not shy from mentioning the issue of child pornography, but only to insist that the new restrictions on adult content aren't a response to the proliferation of unlawful content:. There's no doubting that Tumblr wants the platform to be free of child pornography, but considering the timing it's hard not to see this policy change either as Tumblr throwing in the towel on filtering out unlawful explicit content not a simple battle to fight by any means by resorting to broader algorithmic and human moderation methods to cull all explicit content, or as Tumblr leveraging its child pornography crisis to ban other explicit content for reasons it would rather not commit to publicly for branding reasons.
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At the end ofTumblr announced that it would start banning so-called adult contentdespite countless people visiting the site for exactly those kinds of R-rated posts. Upon hearing the news, many users expressed their frustration, with overpeople signing a petition urging Tumblr to rescind its ban. No change occurred, but six months into Tumblr's adult content-free existence, there's a glimmer of hope.
Why do we need to block internet porn? Because we all know how prevalent it is. Do I need a statistic to back me up? Think of DNS as the digital phonebook of the Internet.
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