Yahoo to Start Restricting Tumblr Porn

When the Marissa Mayer-led Yahoo paid more than a billion dollars for the blogging site Tumblr, tech watchers wondered what their strategy would be for dealing with the thousands of pages of adult content throughout the site. Unlike Facebook, which has policies that restrict nudity, pornographic content is allowed on Tumblr blogs. According to TechCrunch, more than 11% of the site’s top 200,000 blogs are adult-oriented. Now, Yahoo has announced plans to start hiding it.

The tech giant may not be planning an all-out ban on nudity and explicit content, but they do have plans to start heavily restricting how easily users can access it. New guidelines that roll out this week will make “NSFW” and “Adult” Tumblr posts much harder to find, invisible from search engines and, eventually, make them exists only in walled-off areas of the site …

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