Tumblr declares ban on all adult content
Social blogging service Tumblr has announced that from December 17, it will no longer be hosting adult content on its platform.
In a statement released today (December 3), Tumblr said:
Starting Dec 17, adult content will not be allowed on Tumblr, regardless of how old you are. Adult content primarily includes photos, videos, or GIFs that show real-life human genitals or female-presenting nipples, and any content—including photos, videos, GIFs and illustrations—that depicts sex acts.
Tumblr said that it would make exceptions for photos of exposed female breasts in the context of breastfeeding, childbirth and other health-related subjects. Users will also be able to continue to post any newsworthy content and art involving nudity, as well as written erotica which will continue to remain age-restricted.
The decision appears to have arisen following the decision by Apple to remove Tumblr from its App Store last month after child pornography appeared within the app. Tumblr CEO Jeff D’Onofrio described the move as an “opportunity to create a place where more people feel comfortable expressing themselves.”
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