Tumblr has announced that they are considering updating their terms and conditions to ban Self-Harm Blogs on their network.
The company said that they are in favor of freedom of speech but they have to draw a line somewhere and Self-Harm Blogs are past that line.
Our Content Policy has not, until now, prohibited blogs that actively promote self-harm. These typically take the form of blogs that glorify or promote anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders; self-mutilation; or suicide. These are messages and points of view that we strongly oppose, and don’t want to be hosting.
The company added that they are going to give time to bloggers on their network to meet these new requirements before they are moderated.
Tumblr also plans to add PSA messages on search result pages connected to related keywords.