In 2018, Tumblr made a controversial decision to remove all not safe for work and explicit content from its platform. Many Tumblr users said they did not think this change would address the issues regarding revenge porn and child pornography that Tumblr said this policy move was designed to curtail. Tumblr told Motherboard that it recognizes that it's fallen short in terms of supporting the LGBTQ community on Tumblr, which it called the \"lifeforce\" of the platform. \"As we shared, the LGBTQIA+ community is growing on Tumblr, and it’s always been the lifeforce of this platform. \"We’ve heard the former user response to Tuesday’s announcement, and our next steps will be to find real concrete ways to support the LGBTQIA+ community on Tumblr.\"