Tumblr Reverses Nudity Ban, But Porn Not Allowed

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Tumblr Reverses Nudity Ban: As a major change to its community guidelines, the social media platform and the micro-blogging site Tumblr has reversed its decision on nudity taken in 2018 and has removed the ban on it. But at the same time, it has been strictly mentioned that porn content will not be allowed at all.

A blog was posted by the company on its official blog site on Tuesday. Through this blog, the company officials announced that Tumblr is lifting the ban on nude content. You can check the blog post here.

The blog also mentions that the depiction of nudity should represent art and creativity and should be in a good sense. It cannot be something that is offensive or provocative.

This decision by the company will give more freedom of expression to its users.

Why did Tumblr impose a nudity ban in 2018 and what was its impact?

In 2018, Tumblr banned such content from users that show nude pictures or videos of human beings. The company started to use automated tools to detect and remove such content. The company took this decision after the Tumblr app was removed from the iOS App Store due to an issue related to child pornography.

After the nudity ban was imposed, the number of Tumblr users decreased significantly. There were such users who posted about their gender change stories. There was nothing offensive or vulgar in their stories but their stories were flagged as inappropriate by the automated tools. This made the tumbler users quite unhappy. As a result, the users started to leave the platform.

Tumblr’s reversal of the nudity ban may help the company to come back on track and in attracting more users to the platform.

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