The Verge reports:
Tumblr is permanently banning adult content from its platform as of December 17th in a move that will eradicate porn-related communities on the platform and fundamentally alter how the service is used. The ban includes explicit sexual content and nudity with a few exceptions, the company tells The Verge. Its announcement comes just days after Tumblr was removed from Apple’s iOS App Store over child pornography issues.
Banned content includes photos, videos, and GIFs of human genitalia, female-presenting nipples, and any media involving sex acts, including illustrations. The exceptions include nude classical statues and political protests that feature nudity. The new guidelines exclude text, so erotica remains permitted. Illustrations and art that feature nudity are still okay — so long as sex acts aren’t depicted — and so are breast-feeding and after birth photos.
Tumblr is owned by a subsidiary of Verizon that also owns AOL, MapQuest, Yahoo, and the Huffington Post.
“Female-presenting nipples.” Tumblr’s banning adult content, so here we go again with the conflating of women’s nudity with sex and obscenity. Using porn to define the parameters of women’s freedom of expression is the same old puritanical, patriarchal bs. https://t.co/M9quXijjnO
— Soraya Chemaly (@schemaly) December 3, 2018