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Tumblr: The Purge Continues

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Editor’s note: This story is already out of date. It was written yesterday afternoon (17 December). However, by the time it was published, events had already moved beyond it. Specifically, Verizon has admitted that its purchase of Tumblr and AOL was largely a mistake. In fact, it has said that its content creation subsidiary, Oath,…

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Tumblr Update: The Adult Exit

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We’ve been reporting recently on Tumblr, the blogging site which has announced that all “adult” material would be removed from its blogs, or at least hidden from users. Today, 17 December, 2018, is the proverbial D-Day. It is on this date that the adult material is to be exiled. The following is the current posting…

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Criminalizing Sex On The Web

Just in case you hadn’t noticed it, the Web is getting slowly, but surely purged of sexuality. Last March, for instance, Craigslist had to close down its personals because of a new and surprising law, the “Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act,” or FOSTA. In theory, it is meant to prevent human trafficking. In practice it…

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