Outright banning Tumblr now would cause a big outrage, so instead Apple's trying to compromise. The censorship, which went into effect the same day as the site-wide porn ban , looks like Tumblr is filtering out an entire community of posters, many of whom post nothing racy. Those Tumblr tags cross that line. If you type "gay," "lesbian," or "bisexual" into the Tumblr search on the iOS app nothing comes up, even though there are plenty of posts with those tags floating around Tumblr. This article is from the archive of our partner.
Maliah. Age: 30.
You can also see unfiltered search results on tumblr.
Janessa. Age: 29.
Why Is Tumblr Censoring #Gay Searches?
For now, Karp is directing the gay community over to the lgbtq tag, which is moderated by Tumblr staff. You can also see unfiltered search results on tumblr. Even with the ban, when downloading the app for the first time the disclaimer to the right shows up. Those Tumblr tags cross that line. The solution is more intelligent filtering which our team is working diligently on.