Sun. Sep 20th, 2020

Tumblr will ban adult content from December 17th

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The social platform Tumblr announced that it will change the community guidelines from December 17th, completely prohibiting any users from publishing videos, animations and pictures containing adult content such as sexual exposure and nudity. Users who still publish such content will be suspended.

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On August 27 this year, Tumblr no longer allows the user to upload pictures containing nudity sex video, but does not contain relevant video player embedded in such content, the total ban will no longer be allowed to play video content embedded in adult content.

“Starting December 17, 2018, we will begin enforcing this new policy. 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.

Another thing, filtering this type of content versus say, a political protest with nudity or the statue of David, is not simple at scale. We’re relying on automated tools to identify adult content and humans to help train and keep our systems in check. We know there will be mistakes, but we’ve done our best to create and enforce a policy that acknowledges the breadth of expression we see in the community.

Most importantly, we’re going to be as transparent as possible with you about the decisions we’re making and resources available to you, including more detailed information, product enhancements, and more content moderators to interface directly with the community and content.

Like you, we love Tumblr and what it’s come to mean for millions of people around the world. Our actions are out of love and hope for our community. We won’t always get this right, especially in the beginning, but we are determined to make your experience a positive one.”