PALO ALTO, California –
Facebook announced via memo this morning that they would begin allowing users who were over the age of 18 to upload pornographic and nude videos and images, a complete 180-degree turn from their previous stance on keeping their community nudity-free.
“We haven’t completely changed our stance on the matter, but we understand that people want to be able to upload things to our server, the largest photo and video website in the world, without fear of their content being flagged or removed,” said Facebook spokesman George Glass. “Starting on November 1st, we are implementing a new feature that will allow users who are over 18 to upload images and videos that previously would not have been allowed.”
Glass says that the service will automatically block people whose accounts are listed at under 18 from seeing the content, regardless of sharing status by the poster.
“We don’t want kids exposed to anything that might be considered pornographic, but at the same time, we know our adult users love some good T&A once in awhile,” said Glass. “We are rolling out this feature bit by bit, and everyone will have the ability to upload sexier, dirtier pictures by the beginning of next year.”