Tumblr reportedly removes button used for appealing misclassification of posts as NSFW/explicit

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A lot has been happening ever since Tumblr announced a blanket ban on all things explicit/NSFW/adult on its platform. Posts are being wrongly flagged, users are finding loopholes in the way Tumblr is censoring posts, reviews of the Tumblr app are allegedly being manipulated, and Tumblr’s own examples of allowed adult content got flagged.

Now, another development has come to our notice. Users are reporting the appeal button, which one could use in case they felt their post or blog was wrongly flagged as explicit, has been removed. Take a look at some of these reports:

https://twitter.com/Myeah_No/status/1075187160729440256

We cross verified, and Tumblr’s website still says there is a button to appeal:

If you feel that we have categorized your post incorrectly, you can appeal this decision using the button on the post in question.

tumblr-appeal-button-gone

While there’s currently no official information on why Tumblr pulled the button, it’s hard not to speculate that this could be because of the very large volume of appeals they must have received by now.

Meanwhile, you can check out this informative Tumblr blog post for information related to this matter.

We are constantly keeping a tab on everything related to the Tumblr ban, and will update this story as and when there’s new information on this front. Until then, do share your recent Tumblr experience with us in the comments section below.

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Himanshu Arora

My interest in technology and writing started back in 2010. Since then, I have written for many leading publications, including Computerworld, GSMArena, TechSpot, HowtoForge, LinuxJournal, and MakeTechEasier to name a few. Here at PiunikaWeb, my work involves covering on daily basis the biggest tech stories as well as scoops that you won't find anywhere else.