Hello Folks,…. Google Content Policy Update : Bans Sexually Explicit Content on Blogger Blog Spot, we all know that Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows multi -user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was developed by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003.Generally, the blogs are hosted by Google at a sub domain of blogspot.com.
A user can have up to 100 blogs per account. Blogger is a free service for communication, self-expression and freedom of speech. We believe that Blogger increases the availability of information, encourages healthy debate and makes possible new connections between people. It is our belief that censoring this content is contrary to a service that bases itself on freedom of expression.
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Google Content Policy Update
Google is cracking down on adult content posted to its popular Blogger service.
The company started notifying users on Monday that they have until March 23 2015 to delete “images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity.”
Google content policy update said it will not delete existing blogs that haven’t been purged of explicit content by March 23 but warned it will set them to “private” — meaning only the user and people with whom he/she has directly shared the blog will be able to view it.
Blogs violating the new content policy that are created after the deadline may be removed, Google content policy update cautioned. “We’ll still allow nudity presented in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts, or where there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking action on the content,” reads a message sent to users.
Google blogs have “blogger” or “blogspot” in the URLs.
The company, which has not yet responded to Global News inquiries, has not given a reason for the changes. Nor has Google said how many users are affected by the new policy, although the figure is believed to be in the millions.
According to its Existing Google Content Policy Update for Blogger, Google states that adult content is allowed, “including images or videos that contain nudity or sexual activity,” and that “censoring this content is contrary to a service that bases itself on freedom of expression.”
Blogger sites with adult content are currently required to have a warning that reads: “The blog that you are about to view may contain content only suitable for adults.”
Adult Content: Do not distribute sexually explicit content or graphic depictions of nudity. Do not drive traffic to commercial pornography sites.
Blogger currently does not allow photos or videos that depict or encourage “rape, incest, bestiality or necrophilia” as well as any content that exploits children. It also bans inclusion of advertisements for commercial porn sites.
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Blogging service WordPress allows blogs with adult content as long as they are “marked as Mature in our system” but it warns against posting “sexual materials that can be considered pornographic, such as images or video of explicit sexual acts or close-up images of genitalia.”
Popular free blogging service Tumblr currently does not prohibit photos and videos containing nudity and sexual activity. “We have no problem with that kind of stuff. Go nuts. Show nuts. Whatever,” reads the adult content policy. Tumblr’s parent company, Yahoo!, boasts that it hosts more than 221 million blogs.
So, Friends this is all Google content policy update and if your blog have any adult or sexually explicit content be sure it will removed before Google’s given deadline. Hope this collective insights in Google content policy update, you really enjoy it.