Google's Blogger scraps plan to conceal sexually explicit material after 'ton of feedback'

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Google is backing off a decision to conceal sexually explicit material on its Blogger service in reaction to an outcry from people incensed about the censorship of their nude photos.

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The decision announced Friday reverses a more conservative policy announced earlier this week. Blogger warned its users had until March 23 to remove most nude pictures or their site would be switched to private mode.

In a post on its service, Blogger says it changed its mind after getting a "ton of feedback" from longtime users who thought it was unfair to suddenly change the policy. Blogger also indicated it was swayed by users who considered the sexually explicit content to be part of their identities.

Most nude photos on Blogger will still be marked by an "adult content" warning.