Tumblr receives criticism after banning adult content

The blogging platform said it strives to be a ‘safe place for creative expression, self-discovery, and a deep sense of community.’ However, its announcement upset many users.

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Tumblr has a reputation for being a social media platform with looser content guidelines, but that’s soon coming to an end.

On Monday, the blogging platform announced that on Dec. 17, it will permanently ban all adult content—wiping out the plethora of communities sharing pornographic material.

Time reported:

According to Tumblr’s Help Center, adult content, including “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,” will no longer be allowed on the social-networking outlet. However, there are some exceptions to the rule, including breastfeeding photos, nudity found in art, nudity related to political speech and written erotica.

In a blog post, Tumblr’s chief executive, Jeff D’Onofrio, wrote:

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