Tumblr Will Ban Adult Content This Month

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    Beginning December 17th, the digital scrapbook Tumblr will ban all visual adult content on its site. It’s the latest step in the platform’s struggle with adult content.

    Tumblr’s new community guidelines are very specific. “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,” the company wrote today in a blog post about the community guideline changes. Images of nipples related to breastfeeding, birth or images from after birth, or “health-related situations” will be allowed, as will written erotica, nudity related to newsworthy events, and “nudity found in art.”

    Tumblr has been struggling with adult content. On November 16th, Tumblr’s app was removed from the iOS store. The company, owned by Yahoo, confirmed that the removal of the app was related to child pornography being uploaded to Tumblr. “Every image uploaded to Tumblr is scanned against an industry database of known child sexual abuse material, and images that are detected never reach the platform. A routine audit discovered content on our platform that had not yet been included in the industry database. We immediately removed this content,” Tumblr wrote in a blog post about the status of the iOS app, adding, “We’re continuously assessing further steps we can take to improve and there is no higher priority for our team.” One of those further steps, it seems, is removing adult content from Tumblr wholesale.

    Update - 2:13 pm: In an email a spokesperson from Tumblr clarified that the removal of adult content was not related to the app’s removal from the iOS store.

    While the move is good for Tumblr overall—the spam bots that post pornography have been a persistent problem on the platform, and removing child pornography is not just a legal obligation but an ethical one—a similar crackdown on adult content preceded a mass exodus of the fandom userbase from LiveJournal in 2007. After a few popular fandom journals and communities were deactivated, members of the larger fannish community created the new journaling service Dreamwidth, as well as the fanfiction hosting service Archive Of Our Own. Others migrated to Tumblr.

    As competitors like Pillowfort and Are.na are chomping at Tumblr’s heels, time will tell if this move leads to another fandom migration.

    https://kotaku.com/tumblr-will-ban-adult-content-this-month-1830825347
     
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    LOL, people going crazy cause they can't get their porn fix on Tumbler. I bet twitter will be next.
     
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    LOL many of the gheys are losing their ISH today after this announcement
     
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    Twitter and the Instagram. This wouldn't be a problem if they found one man and settled down and stopped chasing after Str8 bait..lol
     
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    Or icegaytv, gaymaletube, or xnxx lol.
     
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    It’ll be interesting if their algorithms start flagging some art instruction sites I visit as porn based on nudity (i.e. figure drawing, etc.). It’s not like using human eyes is efficient and cost effective, so some innocent school sites will initially be obliterated in first go-round.

    And they’re probably lying about it not being related to Apple’s iOS store. The IT press was generating lots of copy over why a major app suddenly and quietly disappeared from the App Store.

    Also, because facts and data matter in a country where most Americans lack basic algebra skills:

    So… How Much Porn Is on Tumblr?

    So, researchers find that LESS THAN ONE PERCENT of the content on Tumblr is porn, although one-fifth of site VISITS are to porn blogs.

    As Shakespeare wrote, “Much ado about nothing...”
     
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    Everyone gay, straight, bi, polyambidextrous is going crazy. But I can't blame them. Tumblr has long been a great place to get pix and adult content. Tumblr is now flagging R-rated and even PG-rated content as "explicit." Many are noting that neo-Nazi, white nationalist, and white supremacist propaganda goes untouched by the staff. Also child porn and spam bots of all kinds are also go unscathed on the platform. Instead of actually doing the hard work of removing content that is actually offensive the management at Tumblr are simply going arbitrarily take down anything they deem to be "adult content." It's like setting fire to a building to resolve a hostage situation. I'm not convinced that Tumblr will get rid of porn. They've tried this before. This time it looks like the management is going for scorched earth policy. They may end up alienating the bulk of their users and by driving them off the platform. My suspicion is Apple is behind this. Apple deleted Tumblr app from their App store. Once that happened they started making this push to remove adult content.
     
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    As someone who uses Tumblr to curate my particular porn taste in a single feed that is not connected to browser history, I am upset. I have never posted a single thing to Tumblr nor do I "like" anything or reblog. I used Tumblr for its adult content. With that being said, I know plenty of people gay, straight, whatever, who use Tumblr in the same way. My thing is why can these geniuses take down the porn, but that can't seem to figure out hate speech and Nazi organizing? After December 17th, I will have no use for Tumblr and will likely delete it and move on.
     
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    Two of my favorite blogs are still on Tumblr, one an art instruction site, another a black columnist. It’s probably porn today but some other content they deem inappropriate tomorrow.

    I hate when tech people try to lecture everyone on what their beliefs/tastes should be, like Tim Cook at the ADL speaking about how bold he is to ban white supremacists in the App Store (duh, fuck you, you should be doing that ANYWAY), but gets awfully selective about tagging non-porn gay material as harmful or “ not family friendly” (even though he has no problem playing the i’m-gay card when it gets him press) or bending over backwards to help China oppress its people, etc. Fuck all these self-righteous tech turds....
     
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    I agree. I use Tumblr for the very same reasons. Up until a few years ago, I honestly had no idea that Tumblr also contained "non-adult" content. (Lol) A friend of mine got me hip to it back in the day and he basically described it as a new porn hub to view various adult pics, videos and gifs.
     
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    I just recently started to use Tumblr for porn and it's been great - eliminated the chance of accidentally hitting a click-bait link trying to start a vid, had no pop-ups, and it had more amateur stuff which I prefer.

    But there was some weird shit on there though...

    But hey one monkey don't stop no show, right?
     
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    As others have stated, Tumblr has been a great source for porn without having to dodge click-bait or sites with malicious code. I've heard some noise about moving to twitter, but its format just isn't as good as what Tumblr has/had.
     
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    This pseudo-sanitizing of society is ridiculous.:eek: They did it to 42nd street in NY by getting rid of XXX shops and Disney-izing it. In Boston, there is no place for the gheis… barely a club.:( You have to go to providence. It's happening in Chicago's Boys' town by creating 12am parking restrictions around ghei businesses that close at 3am... and I heard that one of their 2 steam rooms are closing.

    Now it's Tumblr.. then the rest of the internet.:laff:

    If Tumblr was smart, they would create an identical platform that caters to adults.:thinking:
     
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    I think it was some what of a lazy move by tumblr. I get their money was being messed up but "adult content was not the issue. The issue is CP and the hate speech stuff which they still have not really fixed. They have had time to fix this issue before Apple dropped them.

    I see it more as an opportunity for companies like pornhub to create their own version of tumblr.
     
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    It’s as I suspected, their “algorithms” are a hot mess that go beyond porn. Examples from one of my favorite (not porn) Tumblr blogs:

    Y'all look at my posts that are currently flagged... | SLTA___

    And I see they wiped out my favorite art instruction blog, Anatomy Bitch (that’s the title the young lady running chose). Can’t have art students looking at those dirty Michaelangelo statues...

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    There are plenty of ways to ID illegal material without trampling on creative expression. In the end, I eschew most social media providers because you never know when they’ll invoke their own version of Newspeak and arbitrarily make your work disappear. For example, next year, I have three domains reserved for businesses I intend to start. I could see the web host saying some of my art is objectionable (e.g. one of my T-shirt designs uses “Becky” as a pejorative) and pulling the plug.

    Tech companies are the new robber barons and monopolies, as even most small businesses must use their services due to costs; to avoid Google, Facebook, Apple et al costs anywhere from $700 to $1500 A MONTH to run your own server.

    It’d be nice if someone could (or has already) invented a P2P social media tool that looks/works like Tumblr, Facebook, etc. without going through an intermediary service’s servers.
     
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    Didn’t know about the Boystown zoning, as I don’t frequent that neighborhood (South Siiiiiiide!!! Lol). Doesn’t surprise me, though. It’s adjacent to Wrigleyville and the right wing asshats that own the Cubs probably don’t want The Gheys adjacent to their Wasp Wonderland. I see they’re trying to boot its openly gay alderman out of office as well. Guess that’s why Edgewater/Rogers Park is seeing an influx of LGBT...but then Catholic Loyola U will try to crush them too eventually...

    The brick and mortar version of Tumblr...smh
     
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    This does exist, but it'll never be popular enough to take off. The current system that does this is called Mastodon, I believe, but last year there was something else but very similar. The main problem here is getting enough users to make a service feel populated, and being simple enough to allow you to connect with people who don't understand "federated decentralized social networking." ;)
     
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    I'm not that upset as many of you all are. There are other ways, in my opinion, to see pornographic pictures and videos throughout the Internet. As far as pictures are concerned yeah Tumblr was my main source. But I'm not going to cry Argentina. There are other means of watching dudes doing the "get down" with each other:troll:.
     
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    Well, each one teach one! Otherwise you're just pulling up the ladder behind you LOL
     
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    I’m more concerned/upset at all the innocent non-porn sites and hardworking bloggers that got the “Infinity War Snap” and now their content is kaput; all because Tumblr played fast and loose with illegal material and is now making all the non-illegal posters pay a price from their ham fisted algorithms, just so they can get back on the good side of The Apple “We Take an Al Capone Share” App Store.
     
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    I heard lots of folks will be moving to Cumblr, they even got how transfer your content up;
    cumblr
     
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    That’s always my first go-to for situations like this, entrepreneurship and innovation, rather than “think pieces” and protests (which also have their place). The transfer assist should be a boost for them, hopefully.
     
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    There was nothing like tumblr porn.
    I haven't beat my meat since the ban. Masturbation is an important aspect to a healthy life. The answer to our sexual inconsistencies may lie in our very own hands they say. Does tumblr really want me out here interacting with humans and catching STDs?
     
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