Device Lab Podcast: What the Tumblr Porn Ban Means for Users

The internet is for porn. Lately, though, platforms are becoming squeamish about hosting it. Facebook does not allow nudity. Neither does Instagram. Patreon place the kibosh on creators adult content. Now, microblogging site Tumblr—previously one of the more porn-friendly platforms, specifically for niche passions—announced a ban on pornographic content and nudity early in the day this week.

Therefore, where’s all of the porn now? We pose issue to WIRED senior author Emily Dreyfuss, who shines the spotlight on two internet sites that could fill the void—and, in a strange method, get back united states on claims associated with the very early internet.

Show notes: Read Paris Martineau’s story on Tumblr’s porn ban, and Emily Dreyfuss’s tale on where Tumblr’s porn exiles are headed next.

Guidelines this week: Emily advises My Brilliant Friend on HBO. Arielle suggests getting Tik Tok, in which all the cool teenagers go out. Mike made you a playlist of the greatest tracks of 2018.

Forward the device Lab hosts feedback on their individual Twitter feeds. Arielle Pardes can be obtained at @pardesoteric. Lauren Goode is @laurengoode. Michael Calore are present at @snackfight.

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