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Tumblr Disappeared from the App Store Because of Child Porn
Bryan Menegus
Yesterday 10:00pm

On Friday, niche blogging platform Tumblr became suddenly and inexplicably unavailable on Apple’s app store, and since then users posting adult-themed content have claimed their blogs are being deleted by the site without warning despite no official statement from either Tumblr, it’s parent company Oath, or Apple. The reason, as some had grimly suggested, was confirmed to be because of child pornography being hosted on the site.

The platform’s official help page claimed the team was “working to resolve an issue with the iOS app” for several days. This evening, those updates were accompanied by the following statement [emphasis ours]:
We’re committed to helping build a safe online environment for all users, and we have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to media featuring child sexual exploitation and abuse. As this is an industry-wide problem, we work collaboratively with our industry peers and partners like NCMEC to actively monitor content uploaded to the platform. Every image uploaded to Tumblr is scanned against an industry database of known child sexual abuse material, and images that are detected never reach the platform. A routine audit discovered content on our platform that had not yet been included in the industry database. We immediately removed this content. Content safeguards are a challenging aspect of operating scaled platforms. We’re continuously assessing further steps we can take to improve and there is no higher priority for our team.
The lack of transparency from either company, CNET notes, is likely a result of coordinating with law enforcement.

Tumblr’s phrasing suggests this may have been entirely new content originating on the platform—the scale of which, and number of users involved, is currently unknown. It’s also unclear whether Tumblr voluntarily pulled its iOS app or if Apple made that decision as a safeguard.

We’ve reached out to Tumblr, Oath, Apple, and NCMEC for comment and will update when we hear back.

https://gizmodo.com/tumblr-disappeared-from-the-app-store-because-of-child-1830553237

I have a feeling that this will impact multiple cow threads, people should archive content while they still can.
 

Digital Thunder

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Tumblr’s phrasing suggests this may have been entirely new content originating on the platform—the scale of which, and number of users involved, is currently unknown.
Except it isn’t. Tumblr users themselves have been aware of there being an entire sub-community of cheese pizza sharers to the point I’ve seen multiple instances of users encouraging each other to report blogs hosting CP directly to FBI tip sites.

Imagine lying this blatantly.
 

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Except it isn’t. Tumblr users themselves have been aware of there being an entire sub-community of cheese pizza sharers to the point I’ve seen multiple instances of users encouraging each other to report blogs hosting CP directly to FBI tip sites.

Imagine lying this blatantly.
You shouldn't expect companies to admit they've been letting cheese pizza on the site for over a decade. Even if it's the truth.

That would essentially be the corporate equivalent of suicide.

I expect there will be a huge purge coming soon. This is a PR disaster for Oath.
 

Polyboros

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Except it isn’t. Tumblr users themselves have been aware of there being an entire sub-community of cheese pizza sharers to the point I’ve seen multiple instances of users encouraging each other to report blogs hosting CP directly to FBI tip sites.

Imagine lying this blatantly.
Geez, and here I thought it was just the internet thought police coming for the Lolicons.
 
It was pretty bad tbh
You shouldn't expect companies to admit they've been letting cheese pizza on the site for over a decade. Even if it's the truth.

That would essentially be the corporate equivalent of suicide.

I expect there will be a huge purge coming soon. This is a PR disaster for Oath.
A few years back on tumblr the only report function that existed was to screen shot the problem post and e-mail it to Tumblr staff, So to report a crime happening on their site you'd have to commit two crimes yourself to do anything about it.
 

Dysnomia

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Tumblr without porn blogs? What's the point then? And don't tell me "Cute animal gifs" blogs, you can get those from any other place just as easy.
A lot of those porn blogs are bots. I get followed by them all the time. So I have to go through my list and block them all. People complain all the time.

Since I hate mobile I always forget how widely used it is now. So something like this is going to cause complaints. With the proliferation of MAPs crying about how they get discriminated against I can see why child porn has become an issue.
 

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There was also a fuck load of straight up Cp on the site too. People reported it for years and nothing actually happened the staff didn't care. I think that maybe factoring into this as well.
 
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neverendingmidi

it just goes on and on and on and on...
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A lot of those porn blogs are bots. I get followed by them all the time. So I have to go through my list and block them all. People complain all the time.

Since I hate mobile I always forget how widely used it is now. So something like this is going to cause complaints. With the proliferation of MAPs crying about how they get discriminated against I can see why child porn has become an issue.
I wonder how much the porn bots outnumber the actual accounts...
 

One Man Bland

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I wonder how much the porn bots outnumber the actual accounts...
Enough that Tumblr’s looked the other way for so long to cover up for the fact that they’ve been hemorrhaging real users for years. Don’t have to admit to investors that your site’s traffic has been in a freefall if bots are making hundreds of new accounts on a daily basis.
 
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