Google to ban sexually explicit content and nudity on Blogger

Google finally decided to ban sexually explicit content on its blogging platform Blogger starting March 23, 2015. The company on its policy update has said that starting March 23, 2015, bloggers won’t be able to publicly share images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity on Blogger platform.

Google has further clarified that they will still allow nudity if the content offers a substantial public benefit, for example in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts.

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If any existing blogs on Blogger platform has sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video starting March 23, 2015 then that blog will be made private and no contents will be deleted. After making it private, only blog owner, admins and people with whom owner has shared the blog will be able to see the content.

Before this change takes place, existing bloggers having sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video in their site are requested by Google to remove these contents or make it as private.

Blogs created after 23rd march 2015 are required to follow new content policy which requires not distributing sexually explicit content or graphic depictions of nudity. Do not drive traffic to commercial pornography sites. As per the new policy Google has shown zero tolerance towards content that exploits children. Google will terminate accounts of the person who find to be publishing or distributing child sexual abuse imagery. They will also report that user to the police.

Blogger can export their blog as a .xml file by using google takeout and import it to his own site where these contents are to be shown.

Blogger platform launched in 1999, was acquired by Google in the year 2003. It was one of the earliest blogging platforms.

Other platforms like reddit and twitter has also taken steps to block sexually explicit content from their sites.

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