Twitter and Facebook are under fire for removing ‘vagina’ from ads for a gynecology book

London (CNN Business)Twitter removed advertisements for a book on gynecology because they used the word “vagina,” a prominent medical practitioner has claimed. “Our societal inability to say vagina like we say elbow is one reason I insisted on VAGINA in the title,” she said in a subsequent tweet. “When we’re not allowed to say a word the implication is it’s dirty or shameful. Not being able to buy an ad because of the word vagina for a book about vaginas is ridiculous.” Gunter’s initial tweet quoted an earlier post from Kensington Publishing, publisher of “The Vagina Bible.” The publisher shared…

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How Tumblr’s adult content crackdown could alienate users

San Francisco (CNN Business)Tumblr says it is banning images and videos that feature “adult content,” including pornography, from its platform. The change, which will start December 17, threatens to alienate some of the blogging website’s most active communities. By expanding its list of banned material, Tumblr said it wants to make more people “feel comfortable expressing themselves” on the platform. Tumblr will still allow written adult content, including erotica, fan fiction and other creative writing. The company will enforce the new rules through a combination of automated detection, human moderation and assistance from community members who flag objectionable posts they…

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