Tumblr Will Ban Explicit Adult Content Following Removal of Its iOS App

It was removed last month after child pornography slipped through filters

Tumblr has been unavailable for download via the iOS App Store since mid-November due to child pornography that slipped through its filters, and it took a big step toward remedying that issue on Monday this week.

The Verizon Media Group/Oath-owned microblogging platform announced Monday that all adult content will be banned starting Dec. 17.

In its Help Center, adult content is defined as “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.”

Examples of content still permitted on Tumblr, according to the Help Center post, include “exposed female-presenting nipples in connection with breastfeeding, birth or after-birth moments and health-related situations, such as post-mastectomy or gender confirmation surgery.



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