Google to crack down on blogs with adult content
MANILA, Philippines - Adult bloggers using Google's Blogger platform and blogs that earn money from adult content may have to find a new place to stay when a new policy is put in place on Blogger.
Author and columnist Violet Blue put out word on Twitter of a content policy change sent to her that will take effect on June 30. According to her tweet, Google will be updating its content policy "to strictly prohibit the monetization of Adult content on Blogger. After June 30th 2013, we will be enforcing this policy and will remove blogs which are adult in nature and are displaying advertisements to adult websites." Google advises adult blogs to remove adult ads to "avoid any potential Terms of Service Violation and/or content removals."
Here's the email Blogger accounts got late tonight from Google. Many blogs will be deleted; no definition of 'adult' pic.twitter.com/V1afmeq84r— violet blue ® (@violetblue) June 27, 2013
Google's current content policy does allow adult content on Blogger, but says to "not use Blogger as a way to make money on adult content."
Google does not appear to have made the announcement public, as no indication of an impending content policy change is posted on the Google Blog, Blogger's Google+ page, or Blogger's social media accounts.
The way the announcement was made, along with the ambiguity surrounding what Google would consider an adult blog or an adult advertisement, has brought concerned bloggers to Google's product support forums to learn if their blog falls under or needs to be revised in light of these new policies. - Rappler.com
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