Tumblr to Ban Adult Content
After being removed from Apple’s App Store last month over a child pornography incident, the microblogging platform announced yesterday it would ban all sexually explicit posts — including most nudity — starting Dec. 17. Existing posts flagged as inappropriate by Tumblr algorithms will be deleted, though users will be able to appeal to human moderators. The platform had long ignored adult content, allowing a large community of creators and fans to thrive. Critics say the move will disproportionately harm LGBT and other marginalized users who may not feel as welcome on mainstream porn sites.