Monday, February 23, 2015

New policy from Blogger regarding nudity

I just got this in my inbox...

Dear Blogger User,

We're writing to tell you about an upcoming change to the Blogger Content 
Policy that may affect your account.

In the coming weeks, we'll no longer allow blogs that contain sexually 
explicit or graphic nude images or video. We'll still allow nudity 
presented in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts, or 
where there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking 
action on the content.

The new policy will go into effect on the 23rd of March 2015. After this 
policy goes into effect, Google will restrict access to any blog identified 
as being in violation of our revised policy. No content will be deleted, 
but only blog authors and those with whom they have expressly shared the 
blog will be able to see the content we've made private.

Our records indicate that your account may be affected by this policy 
change. Please refrain from creating new content that would violate this 
policy. Also, we ask that you make any necessary changes to your existing 
blog to comply as soon as possible, so that you won't experience any 
interruptions in service. You may also choose to create an archive of your 
content via Google Takeout 
(https://www.google.com/settings/takeout/custom/blogger).


So, does this mean that for every article with a nude pic I need to make a separate post with a link stating that is what you're getting? Or are they just going to block the entire blog altogether? Or just specific posts? this language sounds intentionally vague.

7 comments:

  1. That's a strange new policy. Think you'll be changing your blog like they say?

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  2. Perhaps a migration to tumblr is in order?

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  3. Blogger is crap anyway with the stupid adult content warning that always breaks if you're outside the US. Tumblr is much better.

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  4. Tumblr is changing too, there a post about on tumblr that they removing adult and nude content...soon... What is happening, I need my porn and furry.

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  5. There was a lot of blow back, they are no longer moving forward with the new policy: https://productforums.google.com/forum/m/#!category-topic/blogger/jAep2mLabQY

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    1. That's awesome news. I was hoping they would reverse it. I think the warning redirect is more than enough as it is.

      I was wondering if I would have to delete this blog but now I guess I don't have to.

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  6. When will you be posting more?

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