Google Banning Explicit Content From Blogging Service


Google is banning explicit photos and videos on its blogging service, Blogger, next month.

The company said content shared on public blogs that was sexually explicit or “shows graphic nudity” must be removed by 23rd March.

Not all nudity will be banned, however, content offering “substantial public benefit, for example in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts” would be allowed.

If your existing blog has sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video, Google said it will be made private after March 23.

Private content can only be viewed by the owner, and the people the blog has been shared with.

A Google spokesperson said, “We’ve updated our policy to fall in line with our policies across Google’s hosted products (including products like YouTube or Google+). So starting March 23, 2015, you won’t be able to publicly share images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity on Blogger.

“We’ll still allow nudity presented in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts, or where there are other substantial benefits to the public. However, we will ask that these types of blogs show an interstitial warning to remain public.”

Read more about the changes here.