Google will no longer regulate sexually explicit blogs to go private on its blogger platform. According to critics that the distinct subject matter is an expression of the individual’s private identity.
Just few days ago, the giant online search engine company expressed its intention of creating a private niche for sexually explicit pictures and videos starting March 23 this year.
The massive negative feedback that came pouring concerning the company’s ruling led to its change of heart. It will continue with its present policy and disregard the new plan for the time being. Nothing will be done about it.
However, the tag “adult” content will continue to identify these pictures and videos. This will mean that a warning page will be shown before readers are allowed to view the site.
Google will have the option also to add the “adult” tag to Blogger blogs which it deems it fits the definition.
The “acceptable use” policy link currently redirects users to a posted information which reads as follows:
“We’ve had a ton of feedback, in particular about the introduction of a retroactive change (some people have had accounts for 10+ years), but also about the negative impact on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities”.
“So rather than implement this change, we’ve decided to step up enforcement around our existing policy prohibiting commercial porn.”
“As long as bloggers have correctly identified their adult blogs they need take no further action,” the message adds.
Google came out with proposed new rule which forces bloggers with currently existing explicit blogs to go private in March. It also warned that it will remove or delete those blogs posted after the March 23 deadline.
Well it seems the company is sensitive to public opinion and has bowed down to its wishes and I think it’s doing the right thing.