The naughty side of the internet spoke and Google listened. Noticing the backlash, Google swiftly does a 180 degree turn on their recent alterations to the Adult Content Policy.
The update on February 27 stated,
“This week, we announced a change to Blogger’s porn policy stating that blogs that distributed sexually explicit images or graphic nudity would be made private.”
“We’ve received lots of feedback about making a policy change that impacts longstanding blogs, and about the negative impact this could have on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities.”
“We appreciate the feedback. Instead of making this change, we will be maintaining our existing policies.”
Despite their reversal, commercial pornography is still banned as per the 2013 change , however no additional tightening of the policies will occur. The news comes as a sigh of relief among many participants in the adult gaming industry. Since Blogger is one of the most used platforms for adult developers, some showed remarkable disdain at Google’s continued attempts when it came to matters of censorship. Hopefully they will cease to censor more content in the future.
The Internet took a strong stance against Google yet again and it shows that, whether it be developers or consumers, we can be a force not to underestimate. These events make it clear how passionate people are when it comes to their porn and what they are willing to do to protect it.
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