Verizon Sells Tumblr, Pornhub Is “Extremely Interested” In Buying It
Tumblr is a social network that went from a porn-friendly ecosystem to banning porn and which was sold 2 times. Here comes the third time, Verizon plans to sell the platform, and the potential buyer is Pornhub. Yet first things first. At the beginning of the 2010s, Tumblr was very friendly to the adult content, as it was quite anonymous so that people can watch 18+ images and GIFs without ruining the reputation, it brought a lot of traffic to the porn sites. Porn helped the social network to create a huge empire. Later, the empire began to collapse. In 2013, Tumblr was sold to Yahoo! The company tried to bring some novelties in the content, and set a complicated filtering system. In 2017, it was sold to Verizon which completely banned porn on the website. The users were slowly leaving the network, at the same time leaving Verizon without any profits. As a result, Verizon decided to sell it. According to the Wall Street Journal, Verizon has been contacting various companies that show interest in acquiring the platform. The platform reportedly hosts 465.4 million blogs and 172 billion posts. Corey Price, the Vice-President of Pornhub, said to Buzzfeed News:
“We’re extremely interested in acquiring the platform and are very much looking forward to one day restoring it to its former glory with NSFW content.”
However, there is no information about the legitimate offer or price which may be quite interesting due to the ban of porn on the platform. Verizon was harshly criticized by the users for blocking images and videos of adult content as it declined the traffic. TechCrunch published a post where it pointed out that if Pornhub acquires Tumblr, then porn performers would be in danger. As piracy wide-spreading of porn videos on various sites will make it tough for porn actors to earn a living. The decline in the wages may push porn actors to be involved in more rough and extreme porn genres or into sex work like prostitution, which can be dangerous and, in some countries, even illegal. We remind you: Subscribe to The Coin Shark news in Facebook: