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Petitioning Tumblr

Make Tumblr rescind their Adult Content Ban.

ProblemTumblr, after years of being a space for nsfw artists to reach a community of like-minded individuals to enjoy their work, has decided to close their metaphorical doors to adult content.SolutionStop it. Let people post porn, it's 90% of the reason anybody is on the site in the first place. Or, if you really want a non-18+ tumblr, start a new one with that specific goal in mind. Don't rip down what people have spent years working on.Personal storyI'm a NSFW tumblr artist who has the vast majority of their viewership (and thus, potential for income from commissions and such) on Tumblr. With tumblr being taken down, a LARGE portion of my viewerbase will go with it, and not only will this hurt people like myself, who rely on this income to live, but it will also mean the people who DO want to view that content no longer get it.

515,856 supporters
Petitioning Tumblr

Stop the December 17th Tumblr NSFW Ban

For years, people have used to Tumblr as a platform to organize and share their art. Now, there are people that want to ban the posting and sharing of adult-oriented content on a website that has supported NSFW artists for years. Unlike other websites, Tumblr has the option to flag a blog as adult-oriented, preventing the blog from appearing to users under the age of 18, making this ban of adult content unnecessary. Without Tumblr, many adult artists will have no way to share their work efficiently and safely, nor will they have a way to support the works of other adult artists. We urge you to sign this petition to show the staff of Tumblr that their decision to ban adult art is a grievous mistake that will lead to a mass exodus of users from the site.

Hazel Bee
203,960 supporters
Petitioning Tumblr, Jeff D'Onofrio, K. Guru Gowrappan, Hans Vestberg, John G. Stratton, Kyle Malady, Verizon, Yahoo

Restore former Tumblr Community Guidelines

TLDR: This petition is addressed to the Tumblr Community Officers as well as the base website developers. It can be signed by the general populus, regardless of whether or not you personally use the website. Signers would like to appeal to the content ban recently placed on December 3rd, 2018, that outlines a prohibition on pornography and other adult content on the Tumblr platform. First and foremost, this petition is not created because I will be missing out on artists that I follow, or find it less convenient to use other platforms for digital media. In fact, I do not use Tumblr on a basis to where I would find the changes an inconvenience. The purpose for this petition is that I recognize there are other independent artists who care about his/her work, and likewise, followers who care about their art. All links in this petition are Safe For Work. As of December 3, the official support Tumblr has posted a message regarding their updates to the Community Guidelines. The post is strictly focused around the adult content on the platform, and the changes being made to combat the exposure of it. Their definition of adult content is "photos, videos, or GIFs that show real-life human genitals or female-presenting nipples, and any content - including photos, videos, GIFs and illustrations - that depicts sex acts." Aside from other issues on the platform, such as the spam blogs that message users and image resolution reductions, Tumblr has faced some problems with the iOS App Store recently. For similar reasons, it has been removed due to the presence of explicit underage content that had bypassed the content filtering database being used by the platform. Additionally, there have been issues in the past regarding the censorship of adult content that have warranted the implementation of safeguards. For example, in June of 2017 the Tumblr staff introduced the 'Safe Mode' option, the first dedicated update since the dashboard filter that was introduced in March 2013. The official staff blog for the platform claims that "There are no shortage of sites on the internet that feature adult content. We will leave it to them and focus our efforts on creating the most welcoming environment possible for our community." According to SimilarWeb, a website that provides web analytics services, Tumblr is ranked the 26th website in the United States (the location of its establishment) for the amount of traffic it receives. It is the 51st when compared to all the other websites in the world. SimilarWeb estimates that the greatest percentage of traffic for the platform is for the 'Adult' category. Another in-depth article from (focused mainly on the launch of Safe Mode) gives the statistic, "The measurement firm estimates that adult content drives 20.53 percent of clicks to Tumblr’s desktop site, compared with the next largest referring category, books and literature, which drives just 7.61 percent of clicks (Paragraph 4)."  Following the removal from the iOS App Store, Tumblr started removing blogs that contained 'adult content' without warning. Personally, I recall the removal of a specific blog whose artist was dedicated to keeping safe for work. Through his other blogs he had announced that it had been removed amidst all the other 'adult' blogs during what users called the 'Tumblr Purge.' Shortly afterwards and possibly from the community's backlash, staff began restoring blogs to their original state. Many Tumblr users have also complained about the method in which Terms of Service/Community Guideline violations are handled. Currently blogs are instantly terminated without warning. Tumblr does not notify users of offending posts via email, cite guideline violations, or even offer a strike system similar to YouTube's copyright citation process. Additionally, the option to appeal - or even contact support - is also infamous for its automated responses and lack of effort. The platform's 'Safe Mode' option and 'adult content' filtering are also criticized for missing content that qualifies as such. Ironically, today (December 3rd) it has been reported by multiple users on twitter that their dashboards contain promoted adult content, detailed by this article. There are also reports on Twitter claiming that Tumblr is hiding posts that contain specific tags. Specifically tags related to the Furry internet subculture. Tumblr's automation of their guidelines seems to be a key problem that the platform does not address (also seen here). If this petition were to succeed and the Tumblr staff were to rescind their changes to the Community Guidelines, it could keep a sizeable portion of their userbase and as its always been, be a home for the works of artists and producers. Without them, the platform will most likely move forward and inevitably fall down the ranks in popularity - perhaps being replaced by another platform that will take advantage of the traffic Tumblr chose to surrender.  

Astral Jus
130,114 supporters
Petitioning Brigada de investigación tecnológica de la Policía

Cierre de la plataforma ‘Dominación Machista’ #YoNoCreoEnElMachismo

“Nuestra misión es adoctrinar a la mujer como ser inferior destinado para respetar, servir, obedecer y seguir al hombre". Así se define la plataforma “Dominación Machista”, blog que promueve la invisibilización, el desprecio, la humillación, la vejación y el maltrato a la mujer como forma de vida. Además, establece y difunde prácticas para tratar a la mujer como objeto y anular cualquier capacidad de decisión que pueda tener. ¿Cómo lo hacen? Desde colgando en el blog imágenes imágenes pornográficas en las que las mujeres son sometidas, golpeadas y atadas, hasta textos y respuestas que pretenden crear una “filosofía” en la que la mujer es ese ser inferior creado para el disfrute del macho alfa. No podemos dejar que continúen fomentando estas ideas y roles entre hombres y mujeres, intentando crear toda una "nueva forma de pensar y ser" con unas normas que violan cualquier derecho fundamental de las mujeres. Cuesta pensar que en 2016 puedan existir plataformas como esta. Ya hemos conseguido que cierren su página de Facebook, pero aún hay cientos de personas visitando cada día su web. Si a ti también te parece que estos contenidos son aberrantes y deben ser eliminados sin falta, firma esta petición >>

Comunicación sin Machismo
100,520 supporters
Petitioning Tumblr

Tumblr's way of "Terminating Blogs" has got to be stopped

Tumblr has recently been terminating blogs without any warning, when under their own terms and conditions and states they will send out three emails.I am also making this petition based on the rapid growth of porn blogs on Tumblr along with hate speech blogs. Thousands of porn blogs along with hate speech blogs pop up on this website everyday and Tumblr refuses do do anything about it. Tumblr has people of all ages on it yet they mostly like to focus on terminating blogs without any type of warning rather then get rid of hate speech blogs and porn blogs. I know for a fact that Tumblr has been the case of suicides by young people because of the fact that they terminate blog with little to no warning at all. I'm making this petition so that Tumblr will restore the blogs they've terminated in the past month. 

48,600 supporters
Petitioning Tumblr

Remove neo-nazis and white supremacists from Tumblr

Following Discord's recent shutdown of racist alt-right servers, we ask that Tumblr takes neo-nazis and other white supremacy groups more seriously instead of repeatedly ignoring reports on violent language. I've reported several neo-nazi types to staff, including those who have posts like "gas the k-kes" and "kill n-gger apes" alongside nazi imagery and romanticized portraits of Hitler.  This is the response I get every time. > Hello, > Thanks for bringing this to our attention; we really appreciate your efforts to make > Tumblr a safer place for everyone. > We do strongly suggest you block this user. You can find out more about how to  > do that here: Tumblr staff - by ignoring the rampant and violent hate problem within their community - are providing a safe place for violent fascists and other racists to feel at home.  This specially ironic since Tumblr pretends to stand with Charlottesville victims despite actively hosting neo-nazi groups.   It's outrageous that Tumblr staff refuses to ban these hate communities, and even more insulting that they pretend to be at the forefront of social justice.  We want our communities to feel safe, and that cannot continue with the large neo-nazi presence.  Multiple have already died in the past few months because of this ideology. It's clear that Tumblr will not respond to anything except negative publicity or advertisers leaving their network.  So please let them know how the Tumblr community feels by signing and sharing. What we need to happen: 1. Take reports more seriously.  Do not just ask the user to block a dangerous user. 2. Explicitly condemn this hate speech in your Terms of Service.  Although it already is to an extent, staff does not seem to follow their own rules. 3. Stop giving a safe place for Nazis and white nationalists.  This behavior has NO place on Tumblr and you must remove those inciting hatred and violence. 4. Assign moderators to deal with this issue internally. Thank you for your help.

doomy doomster
25,544 supporters
Petitioning ASPCA, House Rabbit Society, The Humane Society, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Snapchat, Twitter, Inc

Justice for Abused and Murdered Rabbits

We need to stop this man from continuing to abuse and murder rabbits. He has been reported numerous times resulting in deletion of his Instagram accounts, yet he comes back each and every time — promising to torture more bunnies. WE MUST STOP HIM. We can do this by signing this petition, so that social media organizations (Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, etc.), the police, and animal care societies will take notice and seek justice for all the bunnies he has murdered. We must do all that we can to fight cruelty. LET'S RAISE AWARENESS AND STOP THIS MONSTER!!!!   ***PLEASE READ: I’ve created a second petiton asking IG to instate stricter rules against animal cruelty. This current case is what inspired it. Please click-on/paste the link for more details. I hope you will support this cause as well. ♥️   

Ann Y.
23,662 supporters

Stop the ban on all adult blogs as well as some NSFW blogs.

The fact that Tumblr is trying to hide all blogs with adult content and practically shun some blogs that actually do post quality art even though they do post NSFW sometimes is bad. I do understand porn and things like that are bad, but I think that Tumblr should give some people a chance, considering that some post/draw NSFW to make a living and can't do so if they're being blocked from all tags. Shunning people off of Tumblr is NOT THE ANSWER to getting rid of all of the porn. We gotta make Tumblr/Yahoo! Staff see this! Please try to support, the fate of some really great artists are in your hands! Any sort of popularity helps! Reblogs, Tumblr posts, etc, etc. If you to make Tumblr post, though, tag them as 'stop the ban' or 'dont ban nsfw', please! If you'd like more info on this situation, the link to the problem is here: More info here: SUPER IMPORTANT EDIT!: We did it, everyone! 20,000+ in about 2 and a half days! Bravo! And would you look at that! Tumblr's NSFW content rules are back to normal again! David Karp himself made a post about the situation, and you can find it here!: If you'd also like to contact me, my tumblr blog is: !!! Thank you so much for your support! I'm so very proud of all of you who signed this petition, and mailed in letters to tumblr staff, and everyone who participated in making Tumblr stop the ban! Bravo!

Auroara Leduc
20,339 supporters
Petitioning Tumblr

Don't go through with the Tumblr December 17, 2018 NSFW ban.

ProblemTumblr is working to ban all NSFW, including illustrations from their platform. This is devastating to thousands of users who are planning to leave the app completely and try to find another platform to express themselves. Alot of people made their way to what they really wanted to do through this app, and now it's being removed completely. The only site on the internet that wasnt censored completely of an aspect of human life. NOBODY is happy about this update and it shouldn't be gone through with. Tumblr will lose over half of its users and will crash and burn and be abandoned like MySpace.SolutionThe algorithm needs to be worked on to prevent the surfacing of CP, or sexual imagery of children that pedophiles post. THIS needs to be targetted, NOT the artists who make their living on this app. Personal storyI personally follow aswell as support many NSFW artists whos work is extremely beautiful and inspiring. Im not trying to see that go down in flames because tumblr wants to be lazy, get rid of EVERYTHING NSFW and not focus on what matters. I personally plan to leave the app too if this is gone through with.

anon anon
19,638 supporters
Petitioning Tumblr

Remove Tumblr's 'Best Stuff First' Option, or at least, Leave It 'Off' by Default

Tumblr's 'Best Stuff First' Option is seriously detrimental to content creators: artists, writers, and editors of all kinds. Most people are unaware of how to turn off the option and it is dangerous to those who wish to continue creating for their followers because their dashboard has been rearranged instead of posts being shown chronologically, in the order in which they were made. It is very important to creators to have a following that encourages them to continue doing what they love, but with the enormous drop in notes that many popular blogs have been dealing with since the update, it seems as though many will become discouraged in the long run.  We ask Tumblr to please remove this update, or at least let it be turned off by default, because Tumblr is a place for creators and we fear that we may not be getting the exposure we deserve.

Soley Mongomery
19,302 supporters