Tumblr and FOSTA-SESTA

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Poor Tumblr. In an effort to comply with the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) and Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), the social media site has announced that it will be removing all adult content starting December 17. Salon asks, “Is the Tumblr decision a move toward discouraging exploitation, or a blow that make the lives of sex workers more dangerous?” The Verge adds:

Tumblr is home to a myriad of sex-positive and body-positive blogs, in additional to indie porn blogs and curated archives that provide something not found on Pornhub, YouPorn, or any of the other mainstream adult portals. It’s also been relatively unique among social media sites for allowing nudity and sexually explicit content to be posted. Most sites, like Facebook and Instagram, prohibit nudity and regularly remove posts that are flagged. With Tumblr gone from the equation, creators and readers fear their hubs of sex-positive and body-positive content will vanish.

Tumblr CEO Jeff D’Onofrio said, “There is no shortage of sites on the internet that feature adult content,” he said. “We will leave it to them and focus our efforts on creating the most welcoming environment possible for our community.”

As the Prophet of the Lovely Star himself said in his Commentary to The Book of the Law, “The Beast 666 ordains by His authority that every man, and every woman, and every intermediately-sexed individual, shall be absolutely free to interpret and communicate Self by means of any sexual practices soever, whether direct or indirect, rational or symbolic, physiologically, legally, ethically, or religiously approved or no, provided only that all parties to any act are fully aware of all implications and responsibilities thereof, and heartily agree thereto.”

Where will the adult content users go to interpret and communicate themselves?

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