Search engine giant Google is going to restrict the online public sharing of adult or sexually explicit contents on its Blogger platform from March this year.
According to the reports, Google will not allow the sharing of blogs publicly that have images and videos with sexually explicit or graphic nudity contents after March 23. The tech company will be converting these blogs as private ones, which will be accessed only by invitation.
As per a post on a Google support page, these contents will not be deleted or removed from the blogs, but these private contents can only be accessed by the administrator or owner of the blog and those friends and users with whom the blog is shared with.
“We’ll still allow nudity if the content offers a substantial public benefit, for example in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts,” reads the Google post.
Google will take stricter measures for those blogs having adult contents set up after March 23. It may remove those blogs or take other related actions if the blog contain adult or nude contents breaching the company’s rules.
Google was not available for immediate comment on why it had changed its policy for blogger contents.
Currently, Google’s rules allow adult contents on Blogger, “including videos or images that contain nudity or sexual activity”. However, the search engine company asks such blogs to be marked under ‘adult’ category in Blogger settings. Such adult blogs are put behind an ‘adult content’ warning when users try to access them.