Tumblr Makes It’s Return to Apple App Store

Tumblr got removed from the Apple app store last month after cracks in its uploading policy allowed certain users to upload child pornography to the platform. The social media app made sweeping changes to its policies, banning all adult themed content which was previously a mainstay of the user-base that frequented Tumblr in general. This has prompted Apple to allow the app to return to the App store, something that would be greeted with great relief by the people that enjoy using the app and want it to continue being a part of their lives.

Many think that Tumblr has only changed its tune regarding adult themed content after the child pornography incident, but the truth of the matter is that things have been changing on the social media platform quite frequently ever since it was acquired by Oath, a company which itself is a subsidiary of American telecom monolith Verizon. Post acquisition, Tumblr added a safe mode button which filtered out adult themed content for those users that did not want to see it, and slowly started to get stricter with the content regulation policies that it was generally implementing.

However, it is fair to say that the App store ban is the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. Tumblr will no longer be allowing adult content on its platform after the 17th of December. The impact that this will have on the platform’s user-base remains to be seen, but it is fair to say that a lot of people are going to be very disappointed. Many Tumblr users preferred the platform for the very reason that it had a lax policy regarding adult content. Whether these people will continue using Tumblr after the ban has been enacted remains to be seen.

Tumblr’s back in the App Store following porn ban announcement
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