Google Bans Adult And Sexually Explicit Content From Blogger Platform
Google, the search engine giant is all set to curb adult media and pornographic content from its public blogging platform ‘Blogger’. The decision came after the Google updated the terms and regulations for the use of media on Blogger.
Google Is banning sexually explicit content from Blogger
A company support page for Blogger said:
“Starting March 23, 2015, you won’t be able to publicly share images and videos that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity on Blogger.”
Mails are being sent to Blogger users to inform them about the policy change. The mail contains an ‘adult content warning’ page to tell users to remove adult or sexually explicit content from the websites hosted on Blogger.
Failing which, the website will be banned from any kind of public access. It will be only accessible to the website administrators and registered users.
Websites which currently have any kind of adult media spreading nudity are told to remove that content or make them private. From 23rd March 2015, no such intimations will be sent out to the blogger users and their blogs will be changed to private by default if they violate the policy.
Google however assured users that no website or blog will be deleted from the platform due to change in the policy terms.
The company suggested users to move to different host after backing up and exporting the website content if they are unable to comply with the new policy.
Despite the change in the policy, Google didn’t forget to mention the exception:
We’ll still allow nudity if the content offers a substantial public benefit, for example in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts.”
The last policy change for blogger took place in 2013, when Google banned hosted sites from monetizing the adult content.
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