woensdag 17 februari 2016

Indonesia reverses Tumblr ban, for now

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A day after it declared a site-wide ban on Tumblr, Indonesia decided Thursday to take a more measured approach to censoring objectionable content on the site.

On Wednesday local time, a government official told the BBC that authorities would block Tumblr because it hosted pages that carried porn.

But after users were outraged by the news, the government appears to have reversed its outright ban. Instead, officials plan to reach out to Tumblr’s owner, Yahoo, to figure out how to restrict access to adult content on the blogging site.

The ministry of communication and information posted an update to say it has requested Tumblr to “self censor” its pornographic content.  Read more…


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