Tumblr Back on App Store Following Adult Content Ban Announcement

Apple pulled the Tumblr app from its App Store last month after child sexual abuse product was discovered on the Yahoo-owned micro blogging platform. Tumblr, last week, announced that it was prohibiting all adult material from the platform, and following that statement, the app has actually returned to the App Store. At the time, president Jeff D’Onofrio stated that they had zero tolerance towards abusive material, and noted that Tumblr will strive to stabilize enabling conversation about topics such as sex and relationships with banning pornography, and kept in mind there are most likely to be stumbles.

Following the ban announcement, Apple has actually relisted the Tumblr app on the App Store. The business will begin implementing the new policy from December 17. While kid porn has long been banned on the platform, its filters failed to screen out some content.

This violent material was gotten rid of from the site as quickly as it was discovered in the audit. However, Apple chose to pull the app from the App Store altogether, and was finally relisted only after the business announced a blanket restriction on all adult material.

TechCrunch was first to find the return of Tumblr, and variation 12.2 notes that “This particular update likewise consists of changes to Tumblr’s Community Guidelines, which forbid certain type of content from being shown on Tumblr.

While the restriction will be imposed on December 17, the company has already introduced an algorithm that flags improper content. This algorithm is stated to even flag posts that are non-sexual and not explicit in nature. Several users are now reporting on how their posts, that do not contain any adult material, are being flagged as ‘unsuitable’. Tumblr has still to react to these misfires.

The updated community standards asks users not to submit “real-life human genital areas or female-presenting nipples” or “any material, consisting of images, videos, GIFs, or illustrations, that portrays sex acts.”

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