Tumblr bans adult content in wake of child porn

According to Tumblr, the company will use industry-standard machine monitoring, human moderators and user tools to single out content that violates the new policy.

D’Onofrio said because Tumblr will rely on automated tools to identify inappropriate content, there will be mistakes, which include flagging non-pornographic content.

Tumblr will also permit the use of erotica or nudity for written political or newsworthy speeches. Users will be able to appeal against a content ban should they feel that their content does not violate the policy.

Some Tumblr users took to Twitter to express their disappointment with the new ban:

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