Tumblr will now remove all reblogs of posts that violate its hate speech policy

Specifically to combat Nazi and other white supremacist content of Tumblr.

Tumblr on Monday annouce an update to its hate speech policy, announcing on its blog that it would start cut. Tumblre says it’s specifically targeting speech from Nazis and other white supremacist ufabet groups, which it says still be amplifi.

Tumblr will now remove all reblogs of posts that violate its hate speech policy

Many of you have call on us to further reevaluate how we deal with hate speech, particulary hate speech from Nazis or other white supremacist groups. Today we’re letting you know that we heard you, and we are taking further action, “Tumblr, which is now creator.

Tumblr says that while not all reblogs were amplifying the message and some were in fact dedicate to debunking it. Now, Tumblr says it will go through terminated posts, with a focus on posts propagating Nazi viewpoints and other white supremacist ideology, to remove all associated reblosg. Tumblr says in the last week alone, it removed 4.46 milion reblogs as part of this process.

Tumblr says it recognizes the effect this might have on educational and social justice-related arguments. “We wouldn’t make a change like this without considering the impact to your freedom of expression. We do not want to silence those who are providing educational and necessary counter-arguments to hate speech,” the blog reads. Tumblr says it reviewed its approach with a variety of outside groups to “make sure we have aligned with their recommended best practices.”

“There’s no silver bullet solution, AI, or algorithm that can perfectly target hate speech. That’s why we have a dedicated Trust & Safety team, and why we have an easy way for you to report any hate speech you do see,” the company says.