Tumblr announced on Monday (3) that it would ban explicit sexual content and nudity from December 17 on the social network. The new usage policy will no longer allow publications containing photos, videos and GIFs of intimate parts, in addition to female nipples and sexual acts which also covers illustrations. The exceptions are due to nudity in classic statues and political protests, in addition to eroticism in writing. Explicit drawings and art will also be released without portraying sexual acts like breastfeeding and postpartum.
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The change in Tumblr guidelines occurred after the app was banned from the App Store since November 16th. Apple removed the social network from its download store because it allegedly posted child pornographic content on the platform. So far, the app remains unavailable to iPhone (iOS) users and there is still no forecast for the app to return to the Apple store. Meanwhile, Tumblr can be downloaded and accessed on Android phones normally.
Tumblr banning explicit sexual content and nudity on the platform Foto: Reproduo / Tumblr
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Tumblr will start using algorithms to monitor publications that involve explicit sexual content and nudity on the social network as of December 17. At first, users will be notified by email that inappropriate material will be banned for other people soon. The blog owner can appeal the decision.
If the publisher does not respect the new guidelines of the social network, the privacy of the post will be private. That is, owners will continue to see their publications, but other users will no longer be able to access or share the content. Before the new usage policies start to take effect, users can save their posts.
Since the past few months, Tumblr has been intensifying the removal of inappropriate content. In August, the social network began banning revenge pornography, speech that stimulates hate and posts of school shootings. The CEO of Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, Jeff O'Onofrio highlighted the new image he wants for the platform: There is no shortage of sites on the Internet that contain adult content. We will leave it to them and focus our efforts on creating the most welcoming environment possible for our community.
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