Tumblr protest phase 2 begins, users are mass tweeting to Tumblr CEO, Verizon, and Yahoo
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Update (December 31):
The phase 2 is now over.
Phase Two is Now Over! Thank you all for your participation. Over 48 hours, we tweeted over 1.3k times and… https://t.co/LnLDyBcNDE
— Log Off Protest (@logoffprotest) December 31, 2018
Original story follows:
Tumblr’s adult content ban led to a large number of users logging off the platform on December 17 as a mark of protest. We covered the 24-hour log off in detail. Then, a few days ago, we brought you details of the phase 2 of this protest. And now, the second phase has begun.
As planned, mass tweeting to Tumblr CEO, Verizon, and Yahoo is underway. This way, users are expressing their frustration and anger on Tumblr’s decision to ban all adult content as well as the way the company has been implementing it.
Before we show you what users have been saying, let’s take a look at how this phase 2 was envisioned.
This time around – we’re not logging off. Instead, we’ll be banding together and pressuring corporations on social media and app stores
There are two steps to this Phase that are as follows:
1) Mass Tweeting.
For EVERY DAY of this Phase (So at least one tweet December 29, December 30, and December 31), tweet @ the following:
@verizon @yahoo @tumblr @jeffdonof
These are all corporations that own and are related to Tumblr. Jeff D’Onofrio is the CEO of Tumblr. Tweet at them saying WHAT is wrong with this ban, HOW it affects you, and WHAT you want to be done about it. Tag each tweet with #phasetwo2018!
Following is a collection of some tweets which users have sent as part of the ongoing phase 2 of this protest:
@tumblr @Tumblrsupport @verizon @Yahoo @jeffdonof This whole protest isn’t about people being mad about you taking away their porn, we’re angry because this affects so many people. Sex workers and NSFW artists who made their living on Tumblr are being affected by your stupid bot
— Oddly Terrifying Squiggle (@IvaC49928125) December 30, 2018
@tumblr @yahoo @verizon @Tumblrsupport @jeffdonof #phasetwo2018 I get the whole trying to protect minors from adult content, etc. thing – that's noble enough, sure. But this execution is terrible, and does nothing to actually address the issue. I got 3 new porn bot follows today.
— Izzybutt (@KendraIzzy) December 30, 2018
This isn’t going to stop until you acknowledge our feelings, make steps to fix it, and apologize for alienating those with “female-presenting nipples,” LGBT people who’s posts are incessantly flagged, and everyone else alienated. @tumblr @Tumblrsupport @verizon @yahoo @jeffdonof
— 64-bitsims (@64bitsims) December 30, 2018
Stop blocking and hiding NSFW on Tumblr – it is breaking up communities and forcing migration to new social media. Everyone I know hates it and we just share lore and jokes. Please get rid of the tumblrpocalypse @tumblr @Tumblrsupport @verizon @Yahoo @jeffdonof
— Calwyne (@CalwynDirtharan) December 30, 2018
@tumblr @jeffdonof @Yahoo @verizon END THIS MESS OF A BAN, OR TUMBLR WILL BE NOTHING IN THE NEXT YEAR OR TWO THE WAY YOU IDIOTS HAVE FUCKED THINGS UP YOU WANT FAMILY FRIENDLY, GO TO FACEBOOK FOR THAT #phasetwo2018
— merry louie🎄☃️ ◟̽◞̽ (@nexttownlouie) December 30, 2018
@tumblr @tumblrsupport @verizon @yahoo @jeffdonof
It’s clear how you ACTUALLY feel about Nazis and white supremacy when misogynistic censoring of “female presenting nipples” is somehow morally, ethically, and socially WORSE than actual racist, genocidal agendas. #phasetwo2018
— PoisonJack (@PurgeThatUrge) December 30, 2018
— LadyDemon389 (@LDemon389) December 30, 2018
Here’s the current status of this protest:
#phasetwo2018 We're at 834 tweets in less than 24 hours! Let's double this, guys! Make sure to tweet to @tumblr @Tumblrsupport @verizon @Yahoo @jeffdonof and make your voice heard. pic.twitter.com/AbUJBaq7Q4
— Log Off Protest (@logoffprotest) December 30, 2018
It’s worth mentioning that this phase also involves leaving negative reviews about Tumblr on Google and Apple app stores.
2) Mass Reviews
Go to Tumblr on the app store of your choice (Apple or Google) and leave a negative review. Tell them WHY the ban is wrong, HOW it affects you and your experience, and WHAT you want to be done.
Post each review online with a screenshot. Tag each post with #phasetwo2018! We need to lower their rating, and show them we mean business. No longer will be ignored. We’ll make them listen.
We’re keeping an active tab on this ongoing protest, and will let you known as when anything news worthy happens related to this matter. Until then, keep a tab on this space, and let us know in comments below your thoughts on Tumblr’s nsfw content ban.
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