Friday, February 27, 2015

An update on Blogger porn content policy (Did the siege end BEFORE it began?)

Hello everyone, 

This week, we announced a change to Blogger’s porn policy. We’ve had a ton of feedback, in particular about the introduction of a retroactive change (some people have had accounts for 10+ years), but also about the negative impact on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities. So rather than implement this change, we’ve decided to step up enforcement around our existing policy prohibiting commercial porn.  

Blog owners should continue to mark any blogs containing sexually explicit content as “adult” so that they can be placed behind an “adult content” warning page.

Bloggers whose content is consistent with this and other policies do not need to make any changes to their blogs.

Thank you for your continued feedback.  

The Blogger Team


*They honestly expected me to re-edit nearly 9 years of material for all the naughty bits. Thank you, thank you, thank you all the more articulate bloggers out there who made their case strongly and profoundly and brought about this change in their policy.*