Tumblr has been removed from the Apple App Store because it let some users post images of child sexual abuse.
The fact Apple removed the social network app from its iOS App Store in November hasn’t been made public until now. In a statement it said the illegal images got through because its filters failed to spot them.
It said getting the app relisted was a “priority” but gave no specific date for when it might be accomplished.
“We immediately removed this content… Content safeguards are a challenging aspect of operating scaled platforms.”
Tumblr is known for allowing sexually-themed material to be shared on its service. This led to it being banned for a day in Indonesia, and the company has been asked to do a better job of moderating adult content. South Korea has also asked the service to better police its content.