The App Store ban was specifically predicated on the presence of child pornography—not images of adults—on Tumblr. Since announcing the NSFW ban, Tumblr and its parent company Verizon have faced harsh criticism for the performance of its image recognition algorithms. Apple has not yet responded to our request for comment. But there is a shortage of it, given the huge volume of inappropriate, violent, and pornographic content that is uploaded daily around the world. Just this week, for instance, Instagram and Facebook announced a ban on all images of self-harm, even scars resulting from the process.
Mira. Age: 30.
Not for banned content but false positives—overzealously flagging things like a melon, raw chicken, or bulbous rocks as forbidden content at least into January, according to a CNN report.
Lyric. Age: 23.
See, that’s what the app is perfect for.
But a new upload of nude photos—one of a woman, one of a man—and a GIF of a sex act were immediately flagged though a still-image version of the GIF remained viewable. An award-winning team of journalists, designers, and videographers who tell brand stories through Fast Company's distinctive lens. A spokesperson issued the following statement:. Tumblr is not alone among social networks and user-generated media sites in trying to strike a balance between free expression and what company leadership perceives as unacceptable.