NOTE: For all latest, breaking news related to Tumblr adult content ban as well as its alternatives, head here.

Update (December 17):

The protest has begun. We are tracking it here.

Update (December 09):

We have stumbled upon two more platforms – Explicitr and Suffra – that are also pitching themselves as Tumblr alternatives. More info on them here.

Update (October 08):

Owl pics? Here’s how Tumblr censor bots are being fooled.

Update (December 07):

BREAKING: A secret new Tumblr alternative might be in offering. Yes, screenshots detailing some features of the new platform have been shared by someone who says they received them from an “anonymous source”. For details, head here.

Update (October 06):

Want to move Tumblr blog to another platform? Here’s how to export data.

Original story follows:

After Tumblr decided to do away with adult content on its platform, we have hardly come across users who completely support the move. While many are leaving (or already left) to other platforms, some have launched petitions against the ban.

And it has now come to light that a retaliation of sorts is brewing as well. Word about a protest is spreading fast on social media. Users are basically planning a 24 hour log out protest on December 17, the day the ban comes into force. Coincidentally, December 17 is also celebrated as International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.

Here’s some info related to the protest, as shared on a Tumblr post.

To protest, log off of your Tumblr account for the entirety of December 17th. Log off at 12 am EST or 9PM PST and stay off for 24 hours. Don’t post. Don’t log on. Don’t even visit the website. Don’t give them that sweet ad revenue

And here are the details:

tumblr-logout-protest

If you take a look at Twitter, people are pledging support to this protest:

https://twitter.com/SoftAlexandra3P/status/1070276862738350081
https://twitter.com/ChebyPattern/status/1070263074752528386
https://twitter.com/imalloutofgin/status/1070220559852625920
https://twitter.com/arielnano/status/1070150919738683393
https://twitter.com/shvpe_sh1fter/status/1070049657328418816
https://twitter.com/RealNightmareX/status/1070079717783552006

But would this protest achieve anything? Well, symbolically yes, but nothing concrete we doubt. Several other people have pointed this out as well.

https://twitter.com/Brutuxan/status/1070120482895097856
https://twitter.com/plushieplatypus/status/1070095927426342912
https://twitter.com/moebym/status/1070094027108675585

Then there are some who have some other protest suggestions, like leaving Tumblr completely, or posting against the ban on December 17 so that the point gets made out loud.

At the moment, it’s difficult to say how the protest will shape up, or whether or not it will even happen. But rest assured, we are keeping a close watch, and will let you know as and when anything newsworthy happens.

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Himanshu Arora
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