Google has reversed its decision to ban sexually explicit content on Blogger, according to a post on the company's product forums by Social Product Support Manager Jessica Pelegio. Users of the blogging platform were told earlier this week that Google would no longer allow "graphic nude images or video" on the site from March 23rd. However, Pelegio's post states that this is no longer the case, with Google deciding the ban would've had a "negative impact on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities."
The ban would have affected accounts that have been running for "10+ years."
"Rather than implement this change, we’ve decided to step up enforcement around our existing policy prohibiting commercial porn," writes Pelegio. She says the users submitted a "ton of feedback" after the announcement, particularly regarding the retroactive enforcement of the new policy, which would have affected accounts that have been running for "10+ years." Pelegio adds that as before, "blog owners should continue to mark any blogs containing sexually explicit content as 'adult' so that they can be placed behind an 'adult content' warning page."