Google Isn't Banning Porn on Blogger After All

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If you post your own sexually explicit content on Blogger, Google's gonna let you do you. Just don't use blogger as a hub for commercial porn.

Google has reversed a decision it made earlier this week to ban adult content on its Blogger network.

"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," says Jessica Pelegio, Social Product Support Manager at Google.

"So rather than implement this change, we’ve decided to step up enforcement around our existing policy prohibiting commercial porn."

In 2013, Google cracked down on blogs that monetized from adult ads, but allowed bloggers to continue to post adult content as long as it was marked as such. But earlier this week, Google announced that it would ban “images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity” effective March 23. It would do this by making all that content private on old accounts, and disabling new accounts that posted adult content.

Apparently, after thinking this through (and likely receiving some unhappy feedback), Google has decided it best to let people express themselves on Blogger.

You do, however, still need to mark your blogs as "adult" if necessary.

Google product forums via The Verge

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