Who would have thought that removing the application from Tumblr from the App Store, due to the discovery of child pornography among the platform’s posts, would have such profound consequences.
A few days after the event, the network management took the drastic decision – something that, according to them, was already properly defined before the problem with Apple happened – to ban all adult content from the platform. For some, this sounded like an exaggerated measure since, in order to curb the spread of criminal content, they are bringing together many artists, photographers, illustrators and models who used the network to display their perfectly legal content to those over 18.
The fact is that, regardless of the discussion, the measure paid off and Tumblr is already back on the App Store.
Despite the ban on adult publications, the app is still listed as recommended for adults in the App Store – this is because the ban will not come into full effect four days from now, on 12/17.
It remains to be seen, now, what will happen to users who used the network to share their adult creations and, also, what will be the fate of Tumblr itself – the platform, after all, has always been considered a relatively safe and constructive environment (despite the slips) that allowed child pornography to be posted) for adult content of relative quality.
Will the “new Tumblr”, for the whole family, survive?