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At Tumblr, New Content Rules for a New Public Square

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, February 23 2012

In the latest example of a company making choices about the balance between user rights and platform responsibilities, Tumblr announced today that it planned to implement a policy against blogs or posts that promote self-harm.

On the Tumblr staff blog, company staff posted a request for input on proposed changes to the company's content policy that would prohibit content that "promotes or glorifies self-injury or self-harm," including cutting or self-mutilation; eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia; and suicide, as opposed to seeking counseling or treatment.

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Why You Can't Have a Moneybomb App

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, September 21 2010

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Is Palin's Facebook Page Hers to Scrub?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, August 4 2010

Over on the Next Right, the always thoughtful Jon Henke pushes back on my implication that Sarah Palin is doing anything particularly noteworthy in curating the comments on her Facebook posts: So, the Big Story here is ... Read More