Following the infamous “Tim Cook Vows To Ban All Conspiracy Theorists From The Internet”, whereby the banishment is seen by many as an act to stifle free speech, rather than to make Internet “safer” as claimed. Here is yet another scandalous episode involving the the “almighty” Apple: –
Tumblr Latest Site To Crack Down On ‘Porn’
The site is banning adult content later this month, despite porn being a key driver to its longterm success
Last month, a “routine audit” of Tumblr’s posts uncovered content that was absent from a database of CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE MATERIAL used to filter that type of explicit material from the site, allowing it to slip through the cracks. And Apple removed the platform from App Store, even though the offending content was taken down immediately.
Apple Sucked Tumblr Into Its Walled Garden, Where Sex Is Bad
Motherboard reports: Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that claims Apple holds illegal monopoly power over iOS’s App Store and thus over the apps that are used on iPhones. Today, Tumblr announced that it would no longer allow porn on its platform after December 17.
With its massive distribution and strict rules, Apple’s App Store has had a broad homogenizing and sanitizing effect on the internet. Tumblr’s iOS app has been unavailable since November 16 because child porn images were found on the site (the app was never removed from the Google Play Store.)
No site should allow child porn, obviously. But thousands of sites manage to effectively moderate to keep their platforms free of child porn, while allowing adult content more broadly. After being removed from the App Store but before making the announcement that it would ban all adult content, Tumblr began to purge some adult and NSFW artists from the site.
“It’s Apple, Stupid.”
It would appear Tumblr made this final decision under pressure from Apple. There are fewer and fewer mainstream sites and services that support porn and adult content, and much of that attitude has grown out of Apple’s strict controls over the App Store and the iOS ecosystem.
“Apple has repeatedly leveraged its unprecedented power over millions of smartphones to sanitize the apps that are available on iPhones.”
Steve Jobs famously suggested that “folks who want porn can buy an Android phone,” and Apple has repeatedly leveraged its unprecedented power over millions of smartphones to sanitize the apps that are available on iPhones. Apple does not allow apps “that contain user generated content that is frequently pornographic.” In 2016, Apple famously deleted all third-party Reddit apps that allowed users to toggle NSFW posts on and off; even now, it is impossible to access porn on an iOS Reddit app unless you jump through various hoops.
Can Tumblr be saved (with banning of porn alone)?
Many believe the answer is NO.
First and foremost, the key to social media success is not solely content. In the case of Facebook, it’s “data thievery”.
Yes, you didn’t read it wrong. We mean to say stealing stuffs – “Stealing contacts” to be more precise.
No idea what does that mean?
Remember how did you get started with Facebook? Ever wonder why familiar faces keep popping up asking you connect to them?
Scientifically speaking, there’s only one way to explain such phenomenon – that Facebook scanned your email account and phone for contacts without you even knowing it. In another word, your personal data has been stolen.
This is further proven by Instagram where they have “infiltrated” my buddy’s phone on many occasions (alerted by Google), even though he have explicitly denied them the permission.
Did you know Facebook is full of porn as well?
Well, I saw it in a test Facebook account… They keep bugging us with such materials 24/7. So much so, we were forced to delete the entire account.
Why? Because the email used for the Facebook account registration happens to be the one that my friend uses for anonymous business such as visiting websites laden with adult content eg. Reddit.com.
If the whole issue is just about NSFW content, why isn’t Facebook removed from App Store?
Doesn’t this ring the bell?
No? Then you need to start find to out the meaning of this word first – “élite” or “elitism”.
Say No To Apple, then the world will be a better place. Well, at least freer and more enjoyable to humanity.
Back to the future of Tumblr,
Likely in anticipation of backlash, the blogging platform admitted that it “won’t always get [it] right”, but that its adult content ban was being imposed this week “out of love and hope” for its community. That seems like an odd thing to say, given the fact that Tumblr’s so-called “community” is largely made up of marginalised groups who first flocked to Tumblr precisely because of its relaxed approach to nudity and sex.
Tumblr’s “not safe for work” rule is simply a further extension of increasing controls on what we’re allowed to consume on the internet, especially when it comes to sexual expression. And it doesn’t seem likely to stop soon.
For all its claims of safety, especially for children, forming the basis of its decision, the fact that a company has the power to force an eclipse on what it deems to be unsavory is a huge problem. It just reinforces the social restrictions most of Tumblr’s users sought to escape in the first place.
Considering the reduction in the amount of new users signing up to the platform and a failure to keep up with its existing ones, this could well be the final nail in the coffin for Tumblr. It only has itself to blame.
Tumblr users are already finding problems with the flagging system. Classical paintings of Jesus Christ were flagged, as were photos and GIFs of fully clothed people, patents for footwear, line drawings of landscape scenes, discussions about LGBTQ+ issues and more.
Who is the “spokesman” for the community. Apparently it’s Tim Cook himself.
Remember Elitism – The 1% privileged few that dictate everything in this world? That’s why.
Say No To Apple
Stay away from Apple products, don’t let the 1% élites dictate your destiny, or blame yourself for perpetual enslavement for no good reason at all.
Throw away your iPhone, get an Android phone instead.
I didn’t suggest that, Apple did.
There are fewer and fewer mainstream sites and services that support porn and adult content, and much of that attitude has grown out of Apple’s strict controls over the App Store and the iOS ecosystem. Steve Jobs famously suggested that “folks who want porn can buy an Android phone,” and Apple has repeatedly leveraged its unprecedented power over millions of smartphones to sanitize the apps that are available on iPhones.
See, Apple is insinuating Apple fans are idiots.
So, why would you choose to pay more for less freedom, actually downright enslavement?
Isn’t it pure stupidity?