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Tumblr to crack down on nudity on its platform

Tumblr announced Monday that it will ban nearly all nudity from its platform, ending one of social media's last major refuges for explicit sexual images.

Photos, videos and GIFs of genitalia and female nipples, as well as any visual depictions of sex acts, will no longer be allowed on the service as of Dec. 17, the company announced in a change to its terms of service.

Female nipples will be allowed in posts only in the context of breast-feeding, birth or health, including post-mastectomy or gender reassignment surgery.

"There are no shortage of sites on the internet that feature adult content," chief executive Jeff D'Onofrio wrote in a blog post Monday....

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