Google have reversed their decision to block all sexually explicit content on blogging service Blogger.
Earlier in the week, Google said content shared on public blogs that was sexually explicit or “shows graphic nudity” must be removed by 23rd March.
However since then, Google said they received a huge amount of feedback to the planned move, and after listening to comments, decided to reverse their decision.
In a post on the Blogger Help Forum, Google’s Social Product Support Manager, Jessica Pelegio, said:
“This week, we announced a change to Blogger’s porn policy. We’ve had a ton of feedback, in particular about the introduction of a retroactive change (some people have had accounts for 10+ years), but also about the negative impact on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities.”
Rather than banning all explicit content, Google said they would be stepping up enforcement around their current policy prohibiting commercial porn.
They also advise the owners to mark blogs as “adult”, and they will be placed behind an “adult content” warning page.