"Many in the LGBTQ+ community have said the adult content on Tumblr provided a space to connect with those with similar interests, and to explore sexuality without judgment," writes @themoko
This is true... They could easily find the porn bots and pedophiles if they cared to try and just set up age verification... Or hide nsfw tags and delete nsfw stuff not tagged. Many artists, especially LGBTQ, share nudity that isn't even sexual that's been tagged
Blogger tried a similar policy a few years back and ended up reversing it's decision once they realized the impact. So they allow adult content but do warnings, ask people to tag NSFW content, etc.
I never used Tumblr for porn. I used it for my photography shots...
It's bad enough some members of the lgbtqaietc community rarely experience genuine human connection. And now this. Let them express themselves on the net freely. The depiction of sex between consenting adults if done right is beautiful. If it's their thing, who am i to judge?
Replying to @nytopinion
It's both. Often times we debate online content regulation as though it were just a free speech issue, and don't sufficiently acknowledge the collateral damage
It's interesting that you skip over the sex workers, kinksters, and other alternate sexual &/or identity groups. Way to be the example of why of Tumblr was crucial to make people feel visible and heard. Try not to reproduce the problem in the critique next time though, huh?
Why make it a minority issue? It's a freedom of speech issue.
It is but there is a huge section of Tumblr that is LGBTQ and many have been targeted so it has an extra issue for them that is beyond freedom of speech (there are alot of people who are only out on Tumblr because they are scared in real life to do so and rely on other users)
Honestly everyone commenting on: "alternative privileged" and porn being Bad and all that other rot, can go and eat a dead dove. Porn is out and around and has been that way for At least a good century and some odd years. You poo-pooing on tumblr doesn't change Anything.
The moment they do I'mma dip
Who NEEDS pornography? Is that sick of what?
Why do members of the LGBT community NEED a platform?? Is there a straight platform?
So many teens on tumblr and its nothing but porn..congrats on finally shutting it down..its not a dating site...
So? There are a lot of adults on there as well. No shit it's not a dating site. This is about the porn and erotic fanart, the porn that will apparently be taken down starting on the 18th. It's a damn shame is what it is, that this site is taking all of that down.
Well theres always pornhub....
Virus and Pop up laden pornhub? Yeah try again never.