This new policy will be effective as of December 17.
The Tumblr microblogging platform announced Monday (December 3rd) that it was going to ban adult content from its web pages, a month after it was removed from the Apple App Store for hosting child pornography. This new policy will be effective December 17, to give users publishing sexual content the opportunity to migrate elsewhere, according to the boss of Tumblr, Jeff D'Onofrio. “The internet has plenty of sites offering adult content, he writes in a blog post. We will leave this to them and strive to create the most welcoming environment possible for our community. “
Founded in 2007, Tumblr allows users to publish text, images and videos. The platform now houses some 417 million blogs. The New York company, bought in May 2013 by Yahoo! for more than a billion dollars, automatically filters what is published on its platform, but child pornography content (already banned by Tumblr) has recently escaped this control. “Publish anything detrimental to minors, including child pornography, is abominable and has no place in our community, said Jeff D'Onofrio. We have always had and will always have a zero tolerance policy for this type of content. “