Google reported its decision on its help page, writing:
“If your existing blog does have sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video, your blog will be made private after March 23, 2015.”
Google won’t shut down the blog will make it ‘invisible’ for the general public. Blogger who want to maintain their online journal will either need delete the sexual content posts or can preemptively make them non-viewable to the public. For blog created after March 23, Google maintains the right to bring down a blog with realistic sexual content or to take other appropriate actions.
It’s unclear what the appropriate actions entail, but it could imply losing one’s web journal content. Basically this is Google’s approach to house cleaning and transforming Blogger into a family-friendly platform. While some criticized the policy as a form of control and control, Google has the privilege to make its own particular company policies and it clearly doesn’t want express sexual graphics on its blogging instrument.
However, Google’s noticed said it will not ban nudity as long as the content is clearly pointed to offering artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific information.
Various bloggers reported this Monday on forums that they had gotten messages from Google informing them about the change in arrangement. Google itself was not quick to remark on why it had altered its blogger content approach.
Its present policies permit adult content on Blogger like pictures or videos that entail nudity or sexual action. However, it obliges that the sites be labelled as ‘adult’ in Blogger settings. These types of blogs are put behind ‘adult content’ alerts when web surfers access them.
The organization, nonetheless, has a “zero-tolerance” approach on Blogger concerning content that promotes or shows children exploitations, like for example, images or videos with sexually abuses of kids and content associated with pedophilia.
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