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Tumblr was removed from Apple's App Store because child porn slipped through its filters

Tumblr was removed from Apple's App Store because child porn slipped through its filters
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Tumblr's app was removed from Apple's App Store because the company found child pornography had been slipping past its filters.




In a blog post last week, Tumblr said it was resolving an issue with the iOS app.




The Download reported on Monday that the company finding child pornography on its platform was the cause.




Tumblr provided the Download with a statement confirming the report, which can now be found on its help center blog.



Tumblr's app vanished from Apple's App Store on Friday, and on Monday it was revealed that it was taken down because child pornography had been slipping past its security safeguards.
Tumblr said last week that its support team was working to "resolve an issue" with the iOS app. On Monday, The Download reported that the app was removed due to child pornography slipping past its security filters.
After The Download published, Tumblr updated its help center blog post with the following statement (emphasis ours):
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