Tumblr Will Be Permanently Banning All Adult Content Soon

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The company just confirmed it will be banning all adult content from its site starting this month, and well - users aren't happy to say the least.

Tumblr said in the post that existing members whose content has been flagged as adult will get an email indicating that their content "will be reverted to a private setting viewable only by you".

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.

This announcement comes two weeks after the micro-blogging site was kicked off of Apple's App Store because some users had posted and downloaded photographs of child sex abuse.

In case you're unclear as to what constitutes adult content, Tumblr's own blog post makes it pretty clear.

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

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While the stats are nearly certain out of date, it's without a doubt that Tumblr is killing a large chunk of its web traffic through today's decision, but there are also other factors at play, with the company risking full-on bans in many places.

The company had a face-off with South Korean authorities regarding its stance on adult content previous year but eventually agreed to cooperate with authorities in June, and remove some of the reported content. Users are not able to appeal flagged contents that were reblogged by them, but Tumblr stated that those contents will still appear on users' flagged content list. "We will leave it to them and focus our efforts on creating the most welcoming environment possible for our community", said Jeff D'Onofrio, Tumblr's CEO, in the post.

"We've realized that in order to continue to fulfill our promise and place in culture, especially as it evolves, we must change", D'Onofrio writes in a blog post.

Content and illustrations that depict sex acts.

The iOS store originally removed the Tumblr app due to child pornography.

The ban has a guideline on certain exceptions that are still permitted, such as "female-presenting nipples" in connection to breastfeeding, birth or after-birth moments, medical situations, written erotica, nudity in political or newsworthy speech, and "nudity found in art". Some criticized Tumblr's definition of "adult content", while others warned that Tumblr would lose a significant chunk of its users because of the change.

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