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Fandom’s Fate Is Not Tied to Tumblr’s

If Tumblr doesn’t learn from history, it will be headed for the same fate as LiveJournal.

What happens when (a) the user base of a social platform includes a large number of fan creators, LGBTQ people, and support communities; and (b) that platform starts banning content it deems inappropriate? After Tumblr’s recent announcement that it will no longer allow “adult content” (defined, in part, as “female-presenting nipples“) on the platform, many have been asking this exact question. However, we don’t need to peer into the future to answer it—we can just rewind to 10 years in the past.

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Casey's commentary was also featured in this piece on CNN Business

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