It’s official policy now: Nude pictures are acceptable on Pinterest.
While various pinners had been sneaking them in before, they will have the full blessing of the platform now, which means porn will flourish on Pinterest.
The official announcement was reported in the Financial Times here.
The official statement is that Pinterest is responding to negative reaction it received regarding its previous ban on nude photos being pinned. Now Pinterest says it recognizes that artists and photographers should have the right to pin nude photos because of their artistic merit.
The real meaning of this is clear: boards featuring celebrities, fashion, fitness and photography, will be full of porn. And i would not be surprised to see, in the not-too-distant future, a board category for pornography.
What is there to actually prevent that?
As a result, Pinterest will become a web juggernaut. Designers and decorators — who already love the site — will continue to make it a huge success. Pornographers will now love the site also and bring in a huge sector of web users who probably weren’t as keen on the site as they will be now.