I have a blogger account (http://rushmorejudd.blogspot.com/) and have been posting there infrequently for the past few years. However, it looks like I will be switching to WordPress. I received the following message from Google today:
“Important Update to Adult Content Policy on Blogger
You are receiving this message because you are the admin of a blog hosted on Blogger which is identified to have Adult content.
Please be advised that on June 30th 2013, we will be updating our Content Policy to strictly prohibit the monetization of Adult content on Blogger. After June 30th 2013, we will be enforcing this policy and will remove blogs which are adult in nature and are displaying advertisements to adult websites.
If your adult blog currently has advertisements which are adult in nature, you should remove them as soon as possible as to avoid any potential Terms of Service violation and/or content removals.
The Blogger Team”
I don’t actually have any ads on my account but I find it extremely arrogant of google to impose censorship on their bloggers. Shame on them. This is the second step they have taken to censor adult content. (The first was not allowing adult content in their AdSense ads.) It’s a slippery slope. The argument that they are still allowing you to post doesn’t hold water with me. It is still a reduction of rights.
What do you think?