Indonesia Blocks Tumblr in Attempt to Crack Down on Porn

Bad news for Tumblr teens (and adults) of Indonesia, the country’s government announced this week that the platform will officially be blocked in the country due to pornographic content available on the site. The block comes after the Indonesian government sent a letter to Tumblr earlier in February demanding the removal of all porn from the platform within 48 hours, the AFP reports. Tumblr, clearly, did not comply.

Noor Iza, a spokesperson for the Indonesian ministry, said the government investigated and found “at least 360 Tumblr accounts contained pornographic content.” Which is funny because there’s probably — definitely — a lot more than just 360 accounts containing porn on Tumblr. (I’m guessing here, of course.) Plus sites like Google aren’t blocked, so if somebody wanted to access porn — obscene content like porn was criminalized in Indonesia, a Muslim-majority country, in 2008 — they likely still could, at their own risk. Also, blocking Tumblr means the good people of Jakarta miss out on all the other good things about Tumblr — the good things that aren’t porn. Like a teen finding out that her orthodontist has a Tumblr where he shared a viral post about her breaking her retainer after seeing Michael B. Jordan’s shirtless body in Black Panther. See … that’s good content.

Indonesia Blocks Tumblr in Attempt to Crack Down on Porn