Tumblr, a microblogging website, will start banning adult content from December 17th. Also allow users to flag that content for removal. So what about existing adult content? - will be set to 'Private Mode' and viewable only by the user who posted.
But Why Now? Tumblr recently got removed from Apple’s App Store reportedly after images of sexual abuse found its way to the site. Just after which Tumblr issued new policy’s announcement “Adult content will no longer be allowed here”.
But what content will be flagged and banned as 'adult content'? According to Tumblr "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 exceptions include nude classical statues and political protests that feature nudity.
As Tumblr has started to become a hub for communities and artists with more adult themes over the past several years. This has largely been born out of the fact that adult content has been disallowed from other social platforms like Facebook and Instagram. It become more of issue after, apple's ban, for Tumblr.
The new policy announcement, posted on Tumblr, by CEO 'Jeff D’Onofrio'. below: