tumblr censorship

In my previous post, I mentioned that tumblr introduced censorship in December 2018. This is one example, but a typical one, of tumblr’s faulty algorithm used to identify “adult content.”

A guy with his shirt off, leaning against a wall with his arms crossed. This is what tumblr labels as “adult content” and this is what you’ll see if you follow the post’s link…

“Hey, this post may contain adult content, so we’ve hidden it from public view.”

May” mind you, not “definitely does,” but what they’ve done is definitely hide it and that is censorship. Tumblr’s algorithm would be funny if it weren’t so tragic. The tumblr staff continues to turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the opinions of the members of the community. Remember the new high-contrast color scheme that now negatively affects more people than it helps? Yeah, that’s still there, too.

“History is written by the victors.” – Winston Churchill

Tumblr staff’s blog post about the new color scheme has, as of this writing, garnered 54,406 comments/likes. When it was first published, the comments were 99% negative. Now you can only see a couple of hundred comments/likes and they’re 95% positive (there were only 11 negative comments). All of this tumblr business stinks of Yahoo!.

But that post will have to wait for another time. This is probably tl;dr as it is.