Tumblr to ban adult content on December 17
Tumblr, a microblogging and social networking website, recently announced that it will be banning adult contents on their platforms starting December 17, 2018.
As part of their move toward a better platform for their community, they will be banning adult content including photos, videos, GIFs that show explicit sexual content and nudity starting December 17, 2018.
“Community members with content that is no longer permitted on Tumblr will get a heads up from us in advance and steps they can take to appeal or preserve their content outside the community if they so choose. All changes won’t happen overnight as something of this complexity takes time.” – Jeff D’Onofrio, Tumblr CEO
Users can report posts or content that violates this policy by tapping or clicking the share menu (paper airplane) at the bottom of the post, and hit “Report”. One exception for this rule are posts that contain exposed female-presenting nipples in connection with breastfeeding, birth or after-birth moments, and health-related situations such as post-mastectomy or gender confirmation surgery.
For adult content already posted on Tumblr, the company will send out email notices to members of the Tumblr community whose content has been flagged as adult. If the post has been flagged as adult, it will be reverted to a private setting viewable only to the owner of the account.
To know more about the changes, check out Tumblr’s FAQs here.
Source: Tumblr Staff