I got this message below in my Tumblr inbox like many others have. I cannot lie, I have also enjoyed viewing the many hot photos and gifs I have found on Tumblr. I am sad to see this coming to an end. It’s no wonder that people are leaving Tumblr in droves.
I have not received an notification stating that my content will be banned yet. I have tried to keep my content “viewer friendly” because I have been concerned about this happening since SESTA/FOSTA passed. I have not update my tumblr lately but I will now! 😉
I will keep my readers updated. https://worshipgoddesseva.tumblr.com/
“A better, more positive Tumblr
Since its founding in 2007, Tumblr has always been a
place for wide open, creative self-expression at the heart of community
and culture. To borrow from our founder David Karp, we’re proud to have
inspired a generation of artists, writers, creators, curators, and
crusaders to redefine our culture and to help empower individuality.
the past several months, and inspired by our storied past, we’ve given
serious thought to who we want to be to our community moving forward and
have been hard at work laying the foundation for a better Tumblr. We’ve
realized that in order to continue to fulfill our promise and place in
culture, especially as it evolves, we must change. Some of that change
began with fostering more constructive dialogue among our community members.
Today, we’re taking another step by no longer allowing adult content,
including explicit sexual content and nudity (with some exceptions).
first be unequivocal about something that should not be confused with
today’s policy change: posting anything that is harmful to minors,
including child pornography, is abhorrent and has no place in our
community. We’ve always had and always will have a zero tolerance policy
for this type of content. To this end, we continuously invest in the
enforcement of this policy, including industry-standard machine
monitoring, a growing team of human moderators, and user tools that make
it easy to report abuse. We also closely partner with the National
Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Internet Watch
Foundation, two invaluable organizations at the forefront of protecting
our children from abuse, and through these partnerships we report
violations of this policy to law enforcement authorities. We can never
prevent all bad actors from attempting to abuse our platform, but we
make it our highest priority to keep the community as safe as possible.
So what is changing?
Posts that contain adult content will no longer be allowed on Tumblr, and we’ve updated our Community Guidelines
to reflect this policy change. We recognize Tumblr is also a place to
speak freely about topics like art, sex positivity, your relationships,
your sexuality, and your personal journey. We want to make sure that we
continue to foster this type of diversity of expression in the
community, so our new policy strives to strike a balance.
Why are we doing this?
is our continued, humble aspiration that Tumblr be a safe place for
creative expression, self-discovery, and a deep sense of community. As
Tumblr continues to grow and evolve, and our understanding of our impact
on our world becomes clearer, we have a responsibility to consider that
impact across different age groups, demographics, cultures, and
mindsets. We spent considerable time weighing the pros and cons of
expression in the community that includes adult content. In doing so, it
became clear that without this content we have the opportunity to
create a place where more people feel comfortable expressing themselves.
line: There are no shortage of sites on the internet that feature adult
content. We will leave it to them and focus our efforts on creating the
most welcoming environment possible for our community.
So what’s next?
December 17, 2018, we will begin enforcing this new policy. Community
members with content that is no longer permitted on Tumblr will get a
heads up from us in advance and steps they can take to appeal or
preserve their content outside the community if they so choose. All
changes won’t happen overnight as something of this complexity takes
Another thing, filtering this type of content versus say, a
political protest with nudity or the statue of David, is not simple at
scale. We’re relying on automated tools to identify adult content and
humans to help train and keep our systems in check. We know there will
be mistakes, but we’ve done our best to create and enforce a policy that
acknowledges the breadth of expression we see in the community.
importantly, we’re going to be as transparent as possible with you
about the decisions we’re making and resources available to you, including more detailed information, product enhancements, and more content moderators to interface directly with the community and content.
you, we love Tumblr and what it’s come to mean for millions of people
around the world. Our actions are out of love and hope for our
community. We won’t always get this right, especially in the beginning,
but we are determined to make your experience a positive one.