/// Some Explaining to Do: Tumblr and Critics Tussle Over Porn Treatment

July 20, 2013  |  All Things Digital


Some Tumblr users are angry about the company’s policies toward porn — or as the popular blogging service delineates it, not-safe-for-work (a.k.a. sexy) and adult (a.k.a. very, very sexy) content. It’s a little dicey to parse a fight about who can see and not see what, and where — but the big issue is policies around making NSFW and adult content accessible to people who want to find them via Tumblr search and tags, as well as public search engines. And the underlying question is whether Tumblr’s new owner, Yahoo, is exerting influence to whitewash a service where  at least a tenth of popular content is not family-friendly. Tumblr says to calm down about the corporate overlord influence, because nothing has changed.

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Some Explaining to Do: Tumblr and Critics Tussle Over Porn Treatment


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