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Postby Valehart » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:01 pm

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Following Apple removing Tumblr from the app store for a "child pornography incident", Tumblr decides to completely ban all NSFW adult content.

Seeing as though Tumblr is infamous for it's pornographic content, they've basically nuked most of their community in doing so. Is this type of censorship tolerable or justified? Many people believe this is due in part because of their "pornbots" not dealing with the pedophile ring properly. Many users are comparing this to MySpace and it's irrelevancy. It brings up the topic of companies censoring their platforms and a new wave of progressive-ness in social media.

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Postby Rojava Free State » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:22 pm

Why do adult websites ban porn? Facebook and instagram do the same and im just like "you may as well just open it up to all ages. Cause if this was seriously an adult only website, I think porn would be totally legal there
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:24 pm

Hmm, dont use tumblr and only visit it when following links to occasional art and stuff so meh, go to one of the many porn sites out there if you are in the mood for some relief.
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Postby Freezic Vast » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:42 pm

There are still other websites and apps that do allow NSFW content, the problem is they are quite small in comparison to the likes of Tumblr, DeviantArt (Which doesn't even allow explicit NSFW content like intercourse to my knowledge) and Pixiv. But then again I don't use Tumblr a lot, I only go on there because some of the non-NSFW art that gets posted on DeviantArt can be traced to Tumblr. I feel like this outright ban of NSFW content will force NSFW artists to leave the app for other sites to post their adult content. I feel like we are seeing a death blow to an app like Tumblr and I don't think it will survive into 2020.

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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:43 pm

Do people still use that platform? Huh, interesting. I was not a Dumbl-I mean a Tumblrite so eh. I don't care whether they ban adult content or not.
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Postby Uiiop » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:45 pm

Freezic Vast wrote:There are still other websites and apps that do allow NSFW content, the problem is they are quite small in comparison to the likes of Tumblr, DeviantArt (Which doesn't even allow explicit NSFW content like intercourse to my knowledge) and Pixiv. But then again I don't use Tumblr a lot, I only go on there because some of the non-NSFW art that gets posted on DeviantArt can be traced to Tumblr. I feel like this outright ban of NSFW content will force NSFW artists to leave the app for other sites to post their adult content. I feel like we are seeing a death blow to an app like Tumblr and I don't think it will survive into 2020.

Meh getting pateron flashbacks. The backlash might change their minds and they put breaks on this whole shit. Maybe not tho. We'll see.

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Postby Greater vakolicci haven » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:45 pm

That's kind of ridiculous. They've just signed their own death warrant.
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Postby Freezic Vast » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:48 pm

Greater vakolicci haven wrote:That's kind of ridiculous. They've just signed their own death warrant.

Yeah I give the app about a year until it either dies, or enters irrelevancy like MySpace.

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Postby -Ocelot- » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:02 pm

It's not "censorship". Private corporations can do anything they want with their platforms. Stop overusing the word censorship.
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Postby Trumptonium1 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:05 pm

I don't visit Tumblr much, but from my understanding that's pretty much what the website revolves around nowadays. That and screaming feminist echo chambers.
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Postby Uiiop » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:07 pm

-Ocelot- wrote:It's not "censorship". Private corporations can do anything they want with their platforms. Stop overusing the word censorship.

No it's valid. Censorship being allowed to happen by law and/or one's ethics is still censorship.

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Postby Scomagia » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:07 pm

-Ocelot- wrote:It's not "censorship". Private corporations can do anything they want with their platforms. Stop overusing the word censorship.

It is censorship, though. The fact that they have every right to do it doesn't mean that it isn't censorship. Placing restrictions on what others can say on your platform is censorship. This isn't difficult.
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Postby New haven america » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:08 pm

Rojava Free State wrote:Why do adult websites ban porn? Facebook and instagram do the same and im just like "you may as well just open it up to all ages. Cause if this was seriously an adult only website, I think porn would be totally legal there

Because Tumblr had a crappy system for checking for Child Porn, which allowed it to be hosted on the website, but then when that was discovered Apple got into a massive frenzy and banned it's app from all of their products, leading to Verizon's decision to ban porn on the platform.

If they don't reverse it before the ban gets enacted, I imagine the site will finally die within a few weeks, IMO.
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Postby New haven america » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:09 pm

-Ocelot- wrote:It's not "censorship". Private corporations can do anything they want with their platforms. Stop overusing the word censorship.

No, it's definitely censorship.
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Postby Benuty » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:10 pm

Nice to see a porn website literally biting down on a shotgun harder than Kurt Cobain on a bender.
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Postby Heloin » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:14 pm

What's next, Pornhub banning porn?
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Postby Scomagia » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:19 pm

Heloin wrote:What's next, Pornhub banning porn?

Nah. Pornhub knows what it is and doesn't need to pretend that it exists for any other reason than to provide fap material.
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My feed is seeing some points that while people should take with a grain of salt i find myself thinking about the possiblies.
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Postby -Ocelot- » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:23 pm

New haven america wrote:
Rojava Free State wrote:Why do adult websites ban porn? Facebook and instagram do the same and im just like "you may as well just open it up to all ages. Cause if this was seriously an adult only website, I think porn would be totally legal there

Because Tumblr had a crappy system for checking for Child Porn, which allowed it to be hosted on the website, but then when that was discovered Apple got into a massive frenzy and banned it's app from all of their products, leading to Verizon's decision to ban porn on the platform.

If they don't reverse it before the ban gets enacted, I imagine the site will finally die within a few weeks, IMO.


Doesn't Tumblr have a crapton of non-porn in it, though? I have a Tumblr account that I use rarely and my wall has a myriad of interesting things unrelated to porn. Is the porn stuff really that prevalent?
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New haven america wrote:Because Tumblr had a crappy system for checking for Child Porn, which allowed it to be hosted on the website, but then when that was discovered Apple got into a massive frenzy and banned it's app from all of their products, leading to Verizon's decision to ban porn on the platform.

If they don't reverse it before the ban gets enacted, I imagine the site will finally die within a few weeks, IMO.


Doesn't Tumblr have a crapton of non-porn in it, though? I have a Tumblr account that I use rarely and my wall has a myriad of interesting things unrelated to porn. Is the porn stuff really that prevalent?

While it may not matter at this point since the perception is driving public outrage...
The last time someone checked it was about 11%
That a was quite a while ago tho.

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-Ocelot- wrote:
New haven america wrote:Because Tumblr had a crappy system for checking for Child Porn, which allowed it to be hosted on the website, but then when that was discovered Apple got into a massive frenzy and banned it's app from all of their products, leading to Verizon's decision to ban porn on the platform.

If they don't reverse it before the ban gets enacted, I imagine the site will finally die within a few weeks, IMO.


Doesn't Tumblr have a crapton of non-porn in it, though? I have a Tumblr account that I use rarely and my wall has a myriad of interesting things unrelated to porn. Is the porn stuff really that prevalent?

Well, to provide a counter anecdote: whether I intended to or not, virtually every time I've ended up on Tumblr it's been a porn tumblr.
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Postby New haven america » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:28 pm

-Ocelot- wrote:
New haven america wrote:Because Tumblr had a crappy system for checking for Child Porn, which allowed it to be hosted on the website, but then when that was discovered Apple got into a massive frenzy and banned it's app from all of their products, leading to Verizon's decision to ban porn on the platform.

If they don't reverse it before the ban gets enacted, I imagine the site will finally die within a few weeks, IMO.


Doesn't Tumblr have a crapton of non-porn in it, though? I have a Tumblr account that I use rarely and my wall has a myriad of interesting things unrelated to porn. Is the porn stuff really that prevalent?

Yes.

It has a ton of porn on there that can be found increadibly easily. Whether it be videos, gifs, art, stories, etc... you're no more than a few clicks away before stumbling upon a porn blog.
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Postby Auze » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:30 pm

Tumblr is known for 2 things: Material for cringe comps and porn.
I guess we will never run out of cringe comp material.
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Postby Trumptonium1 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:33 pm

Heloin wrote:What's next, Pornhub banning porn?


It's about time. It used to be a good Christian website but it went downhill a lot lately.
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