Tumblr, like Telegram, withdrew from the App Store for displaying child pornography

Last February, the Cupertino-based company decided Remove the Telegram messaging application from the App Store. The reason for the withdrawal was due to a problem with the application. A few days later, it was learned that the reason was related to channels that distributed child pornography, with the application itself.

Last Sunday, we informed you about the mysterious disappearance of the Tumblr application from the App Store, an application that from the company They claimed not to know the reason. Apparently, and according to Tumlr, child pornography has again had to do with the disappearance of an application. It is not the first time but it seems that it will not be the last.

In the statement made public by the company we can read:

We are committed to helping build a safe online environment for all users, and we have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to means that show child sexual exploitation and abuse. Since this is a problem that affects the entire sector, we work in collaboration with our colleagues and industry partners, such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), to actively monitor the content that is load on the platform.

Each image uploaded to Tumblr is scanned by an industry database that contains child sexual abuse material, and the images that are detected never reach the platform. A routine audit discovered content on our platform that had not yet been included in the industry database. We remove this content immediately.

Because the distribution of child pornography is a criminal offense, it is compressible that the application was quickly removed from the App Store. According to the company, Tumblr is working with Apple to add new filtering tools to prevent problems of this type from affecting the platform again.

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