Popular Microblogging Platform Tumblr, Popular With Teenagers And College-aged Youth, Has Been Kicked Off Of The Apple App Store, Allegedly Over Issues With “child Sexual Exploitation” Being Posted On The Social Network.
According to the Verge, the app, which has been on the store for several years, was removed on November 16 and has remained off the store since.
On Monday evening, it was confirmed that the reason was due to alleged problems with “child sexual exploitation and abuse” on the platform, which managed to slip through Tumblr’s filters.
“We continue to work to restore our app to the iOS App Store,” declared Tumblr in a statement. “We’re committed to helping build a safe online environment for all users, and we have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to media featuring child sexual exploitation and abuse. As this is an industry-wide problem, we work collaboratively with our industry peers and partners like NCMEC to actively monitor content uploaded to the platform.”- READ MORE