Google Blogger Is Banning All Porn And Adult Content

If you've been hosting any adult content on Google's Blogger service, it's time to start looking elsewhere. From late March, Google will effectively begin hiding all those posts.

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Blogger has begun contacting blog owners whose sites contain explicit content with a message that reads in part:

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.

While the clause about "artistic, educational, documentary or scientific contexts" will provide some room for argument in a handful of cases, that's not going to fly for anyone blogging their sexual exploits or fantasies. Realistically, that content is going to have to move elsewhere. (Our guess is that a lot of people will sign up for Tumblr instead).

Blogger always displays a warning before you visit explicit sites, and has banned sites which try and monetise adult content since mid-2013. From that perspective, this step isn't so surprising.


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