Tumblr will remove and ban all 'adult content' from its platform starting December 17th | | Digital Photo Help
In a controversial move, social media website Tumblr has announced it will start removing all pornography and explicit content on December 17th, 2018 and subsequently ban adult content going forward. The ban comes three weeks after Apple removed the Tumblr app from its iOS app store after it was discovered underaged content was slipping through an 'industry database of child sexual abuse material,' but it's unclear if the move to ban all adult content is due to Apple's decision. For context of how much adult content there is on Tumblr, former Tumblr CEO David Karp said in June 2012 that roughly two to four percent of the content on Tumblr was related to pornography. A year later, in May 2013, web analytics firm SimilarGroup came out with its own analysis claiming 22,775 of the 200,000 most-visited Tumblr domains were pornographic in nature — roughly 11.4 percent. The discrepancies between those two statistics is stark, but regardless of how it's looked at, there's a great deal of adult