New Community Guidelines Are Coming to Tumblr Sept. 10

The blogging platform is taking on hate speech, violence glorification, non-consensual sexual images

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Tumblr is making some changes to its community guidelines, set to take effect Sept. 10, with an aim of eliminating hate speech, glorification of violence and its perpetrators and non-consensual sexual images.

The Oath-owned blogging platform said in a Tumblr post that it sought to clarify its policy on hate speech by “we’re redrawing the line between what’s uncomfortable and what’s unacceptable” and eliminating gray areas.

Tumblr’s hate speech policy now reads, “Don’t encourage violence or hatred. Don’t post content for the purpose of promoting or inciting the hatred of, or dehumanizing, individuals or groups based on race, ethnic or national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or disease.



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