Google Scraps Plans to Block Sexually-Explicit Content on Blogger

Google Scraps Plans to Block Sexually-Explicit Content on Blogger
Advertisement

Days after announcing a ban on sexually explicit content or "graphic nudity" on its Blogger platform, Google has reversed course.

Google said Friday that after a barrage of public comments, it decided not to implement the ban, but instead would step up efforts to enforce its policy barring "commercial porn."

"We've had a ton of feedback, in particular about the introduction of a retroactive change (some people have had accounts for 10+ years), but also about the negative impact on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities," product manager Jessica Pelegio said in a post to the Google product forum.

"So rather than implement this change, we've decided to step up enforcement around our existing policy prohibiting commercial porn."

She added that operators should continue to mark any blogs containing sexually explicit content as "adult" to get an adult content warning.

"Bloggers whose content is consistent with this and other policies do not need to make any changes to their blogs," she said.

Google's new policy elicited complaints earlier this week over Twitter, with some calling it censorship.

Violet Blue, who pens the human sexuality blog tinynibbles.com, tweeted, "Censoring this content is contrary to a service that bases itself on freedom of expression."

Comments

For details of the latest launches and news from Samsung, Xiaomi, Realme, OnePlus, Oppo and other companies at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, visit our MWC 2024 hub.

Further reading: Blog, Blogger, Blogging, Google, Internet, Porn
Leonard 'Spock' Nimoy Dies at 83
Micromax Canvas Hue Review: It's All About the Price Tag
Share on Facebook Gadgets360 Twitter Share Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment google-newsGoogle News
 
 

Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement

© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2024. All rights reserved.
Trending Products »
Latest Tech News »