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Google takes aim at adult-theme Blogger pages, threatens takedown

The company says that after June 30, if a Blogger site has adult content and ad-monetization, it will be taken down.

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Adult-themed Blogger sites might soon be in for some trouble with the platform's owner, Google.

Blogger Violet Blue on Thursday tweeted a notice Google sent out to bloggers warning them that as of June 30, the search giant will be updating the Blogger Content Policy to "strictly prohibit the monetization of Adult content on Blogger."

According to Google, there are some Blogger pages that are adult-themed in nature and have ads promoting adult Web sites. After the policy change takes effect, the company will take down any blogs that are still promoting those sites.

"If your adult blog currently has advertisements which are adult in nature," Google wrote to adult-themed Blogger writers, "you should remove them as soon as possible to avoid any potential Terms of Service violation and/or content removals."

Google's current terms of service on Blogger allow for the posting of adult content, but asks that users not make any money off that. It appears now that Google is modifying that item to make clear it will no longer allow monetization on adult content on the platform.

(Via The Verge)