NEW YORK, NY — (12-03-18) — Tumblr announced Monday, that they will ban gay adult content aka gay porn from its platform. The question is, will Twitter be next?

The new policy follows the Tumblr announcement  back in August that went into effect on Sept 10,  the banning of hate speech, violence glorification and non-consensual sexual images.

According to the press release from Tumblr, effective December 17, 2018, the social media network will no longer allow any adult content regardless of the age of the reader.

Not only are they banning the content but they are also asking for Tumblr users to report any adult content that pops up on their threads.

Parent company Oath says that adult content will be flagged and reverted to a private status that can only be viewed by the user who posted it. Now users can appeal this designation by clicking on a button on the post but if they are anything like Facebook, it will be a waste of time.

The adult film industry as well as the Gay adult film industry are very concerned over this move by Tumblr and wonder if Twitter will be next.  Over 99% of the adult film industry utilizes Twitter heavily.  In fact, both Tumblr and Twitter were safe havens for sexually explicit content.  With this move, will Twitter join the other platforms in banning adult content?

The guidelines laid out by Tumblr on their definition of ‘adult content’ are the following: Pornography photos, videos, or GIFs that show human genitals or female-presenting nipples or vagina. Any photos, GIFs or videos depicting sex acts.

There are a couple of exemptions to the new Tumblr guidelines for women; These include ‘exposed female-presenting nipples for breastfeeding, birth or after-birth moments. Health-related situations such as post-mastectomy or gender confirmation surgery.

Review all of the new guidelines for Tumblr that will go into effect on Dec. 17, can VIEW HERE.

Article by: William Lopez, Staff Writer

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