Tuesday, February 24, 2015

More Censorship

It appears we no longer need to fear government censorship. Big business is more than adequately fulfilling the role.

Not only are the nerds of Amazon rifling through page after page of smut to determine 'acceptability', but now Google will be reviewing pictures. Wonder what prude got that job!

See below. 

Perhaps Google has developed self censoring software (like their self driving car). Hate to think an employee has to look at all the nasty nude pictures.

Hopefully this blog will not be affected as my postings have for the most part been the written word. 

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Dear Blogger User,

We're writing to tell you about an upcoming change to the Blogger Content 
Policy that may affect your account.

In the coming weeks, we'll no longer allow blogs that contain sexually 
explicit or graphic nude images or video. We'll still allow nudity 
presented in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts, or 
where there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking 
action on the content.

The new policy will go into effect on the 23rd of March 2015. After this 
policy goes into effect, Google will restrict access to any blog identified 
as being in violation of our revised policy. No content will be deleted, 
but only blog authors and those with whom they have expressly shared the 
blog will be able to see the content we've made private.

Our records indicate that your account may be affected by this policy 
change. Please refrain from creating new content that would violate this 
policy. Also, we ask that you make any necessary changes to your existing 
blog to comply as soon as possible, so that you won't experience any 
interruptions in service. You may also choose to create an archive of your 
content via Google Takeout 
(https://www.google.com/settings/takeout/custom/blogger).

For more information, please read here 
(https://support.google.com/blogger?p=policy_update).

Sincerely,
The Blogger Team



5 comments:

Servitor said...

Good luck Chris, I hope the blog stays.

You know, this just points up the absurdity of the whole thing. How anyone could find images of nudity to be more offensive and disturbing than the content of your stories simply baffles me.

Keep up the good work, anyway.

Sally Bend said...

I'm hoping the same thing, hon. Although we review a lot of erotica, it's all written word (and book covers), with reviews that pass the censors at Amazon. It does make me a tad nervous, though.

Ding Dong said...
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Chris Bellows said...

The above post was deleted (censored?) as complete spam.

CB

Anonymous said...

Google has backpedaled on the removal of blogs. Good Luck, Steve