Tumblr to Ban All Adult Content on its Platform come December 17th, with Few Exceptions

A Tumblr adult content ban will go into effect on December 17th of this year, following a child pornography scandal, completely changing the platform…

Microblog and social network site, Tumblr, founded in 2007 is well-known for its NSFW content. But, that will soon change. At least, for the publicly-accessible side of the portal.

Starting December 17th, the company will use algorithms to identify and delete explicit posts. Meanwhile, the service is already in the process of emailing users who have posted adult content, notifying them those pages will soon be hidden from public view.

Tumblr Adult Content Ban goes into Effect December 17th 2018

The move comes after an incident involving child pornography. But, it’s not clear if that’s the catalyst for the decision.  The company announced in one a help page:

“Starting Dec 17, adult content will not be allowed on Tumblr, regardless of how old you are. You can read more about what kinds of content are not allowed on Tumblr in our Community Guidelines. If you spot a post that you don’t think belongs on Tumblr, period, you can report it: From the dashboard or in search results, tap or click the share menu (paper airplane) at the bottom of the post, and hit ‘Report.'”

Although, the platform isn’t banning all nudity. It will still permit “exposed female-presenting nipples in connection with breastfeeding, birth or after-birth moments, and health-related situations.”

With the change comes an appeal option, reserved for users who believe there’s been a mistake. Additionally, users who publish adult content can also export their pages, prior to the ban deadline.

Ashley Lipman

Ashley Lipman is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking.