Tumblr Defends Controversial Porn Ban despite 20 Percent Drop in Traffic

Megalith

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Tumblr’s pornography ban in December has resulted in a major exodus: numbers from web analytics firm Similarweb reveal the blogging site has lost over 100 million monthly page views since the end of January and saw a 17 percent decline in visits over the last 30 days. Despite this slump, Tumblr has defended the ban, calling it "the right decision."

In December, Tumblr CEO Jeff D'Onofrio said in a blog post that it chose to remove adult content after weighting the pros and cons of expression in the community. D'Onofrio said the platform had to consider the impact on different age groups, demographics, cultures and mindsets. "We made a strategic decision for the business that better positions it for long-term growth among more types of users. This was the right decision," a Tumblr spokesperson said Thursday in an emailed statement.
 

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The Internet is already awash in pornography--it won't make a difference if certain sites choose not to display it--except, of course, to the customers of theirs who enjoy getting away from all of the rot they see elsewhere. An insistence of seeing porn everywhere does not strike me as an "adult" behavior at all...;)
 
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If only there was some sort of Age Verification system. If only someone could invent such a thing.

Oh, wait....
You're promoting state control and restriction of the Internet that will without a doubt be abused by the state, as we are already seeing in Europe and the EU, thanks in large part to Obama for giving ICANN away , from U.S. and 1st Amendment control, to the rest of the world.
 
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Tumblr is strictly for Diaperfurs and other kinds of degenerates that put their preferred pronouns and mental illnesses in their profiles. Also, why in the hell would you get pirn from Tumbler?
They actually had really good porn content... You just had to find the right blogs. No ads or pop-ups. It was good while. It lasted.
 

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Tumblr is strictly for Diaperfurs and other kinds of degenerates that put their preferred pronouns and mental illnesses in their profiles. Also, why in the hell would you get pirn from Tumbler?
No ads, no sneaky bullshit, constantly updated content, and if you forget to use private tabs, no one questions why you were on Tumblr as it's not a site really associated with NSFW content. Only someone in the know would actually question why you're looking at it.
 

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No ads, no sneaky bullshit, constantly updated content, and if you forget to use private tabs, no one questions why you were on Tumblr as it's not a site really associated with NSFW content. Only someone in the know would actually question why you're looking at it.
I can wait to get home to rough up the suspect.
 

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I had a Tumblr site for awhile, until I got annoyed with the whole 'social media' thing and abandoned it. It was mostly just to post links for when I updated stories at Storiesonline.

Out of curiosity... where did most of the NSFW sites migrate off to? There were about ten (equally small) alternatives being suggested, but are any of these thriving??
 

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You're promoting state control and restriction of the Internet that will without a doubt be abused by the state, as we are already seeing in Europe and the EU, thanks in large part to Obama for giving ICANN away , from U.S. and 1st Amendment control, to the rest of the world.

I think you win an award for getting the most facts wrong in a single sentence, because none of that is true here..... Obama didn't give ICANN away, and since you are in the EU not the US, why would you want the US to have control of that anyway?..... It should be controlled by a committee with representatives from different countries like it is now. Can you imagine if it was still controlled by the US and the cheeto decides to ban a bunch of TLD's to "shit hole" countries because he doesn't think they have internet anyway or something?

And tumblr is a private company, they can set whatever terms they want for users on their platform, and if that doesn't include porn then find a different platform. This has nothing to do with state control or the 1A (which also has nothing to do with ICANN either).....

At least the EU is taking privacy a little more serious than the corporate lobbied technologically incompetent dinosaurs running the US.
 
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