Your favorite blogs on Tumblr may have been deleted over an attempt to root out child pornography. Tumblr has been carrying out a blog purge after its iOS app was delisted from Apple's App Store last week. As of Monday, the app was still missing from the store. Initially, the social media platform remained mum on why the iOS app was pulled. But late on Monday, Tumblr revealed it had discovered child pornography on the platform. The good news is that the illegal content has been removed. However, Tumblr's crackdown also appears to have eliminated many blogs from artists who specialize in erotic art.
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Google will soon disappear blogs on its Blogger platform that don't conform to its new anti-adult policies. Every Blogger user behind an "adult content warning" page was told Monday by Google to delete sexually explicit content, or find their blog removed from every form of access except registered users. Until today, Google's Blogger platform previously allowed "images or videos that contain nudity or sexual activity," and stated that "Censoring this content is contrary to a service that bases itself on freedom of expression. That changed on a whim Monday when Google ripped the rug out from under its previously-compliant Blogger users, who were told they'd be disappeared if Google decided their blogs contain "sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video.
Tumblr's NSFW ban comes at great cost to the community and little gain to the company's long-term prospects. In February of , the microblogging and social networking site, Tumblr, officially launched. The platform was renowned for its progressive community, providing a place where issues related to identity, body image, and sexuality could be discussed healthily. Most notably, Tumblr benefited from the Russian government takeover of the fellow blogging site, LiveJournal, and its censorship of pro-LGBTQ discussions, prompting many LiveJournal users to flee to the Tumblr platform. Users appreciated this type of content for its depiction of healthy sex practices, opportunities for sexual exploration, and openness to taboo discussions, such as sex work.