Google bans sexually explicit content on Blogger

By Himanshu Arora · 10 replies
Feb 24, 2015
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  1. Less than an year after Google began cracking down on Blogger blogs that make money off of adult-themed ads, the company has banned sexually explicit material from the platform. The ban will come into effect next month.

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 5,201   +4,309

    Doesn't impact me, but AFAIK the NSFW blogger sphere is as large as any of them (it is easier to aggregate porn than actually write original content). I'm sure this morning's service notification woke more than a few people up prior to the obligatory coffee.
  3. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    "However this doesn’t mean a blanket ban -- Google said it will still allow nudity if the content offers a substantial public benefit, for example in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts, although it will be mandatory for these types of blogs to show an interstitial warning to remain public."

    But, but, but, what about NET NEUTRALITY???!!!!!
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,462   +4,341

    Segregating Internet topics is not the same thing as blocking content from users.
  5. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    I once saw how disgusting the adult world can be when accidentally an anti-bullying blog, aimed at younger students, allowed it's domain to lapse and in it's place was porn ransomware domain hijacker.
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  6. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 5,201   +4,309

    On the hierarchy of Rule 34 specimens, smut-based ransomware doesn't even qualify for consideration. Morally repugnant considering the domain, certainly. But if you want a real shock story, there was a vine someone posted to twitter the other day showing [If you post something like this again, you will be banned. You have been warned.].
  7. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    Regarding the stuff in bolding, either that's what you saw on Twitter, or you posted something reprehensible that Techspot deleted and typed the bolded wording.
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,239   +535

    Cmbjive, the bolded sentence was not done by TechSpot. As far as I can tell it was done by davislane1.
  9. Sancticide

    Sancticide TS Enthusiast Posts: 44   +18

    You mean Yahoo now has a near monopoly on something? Never thought that would happen again.
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,545   +427

  11. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,462   +4,341

    Just remember Blogger is potentially NSFW, recommend the site for our kids, and we will all be fine. Yeah, that is the punch line is it not? Trying to figure out which sites are still safe for our kids and keeping them that way.

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