In the wake of a public outcry from its blogging community, Google wasted no time reversing its decision to ban the public display of sexually explicit images and videos on Blogger.
This week, we announced a change to Blogger’s porn policy. We’ve had a ton of feedback… about the negative impact on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities. So rather than implement this change, we’ve decided to step up enforcement around our existing policy prohibiting commercial porn.
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.
I wish I could have been a fly on the wall when Google, not known for changing its mind so easily, decided to kowtow to the will of the people — or at least people who want the freedom to “express themselves” via sexually explicit photos and videos.