Tumblr Tumblr is in talks with the UK government over online safety Tumblr has confirmed that it’s in talks with the UK government over issues to do with online safety, the BBC reports, following criticism that stemmed from a 15-year-old girl taking her own life after posting self-harm photos on the blogging site.

The Yahoo-owned company tells the BBC in a statement that despite being “deeply committed” to protecting its users’ freedom of expression, it draws lines around a few categories of content that it considers damaging to the community, which include blogs that encourage self-harm.

Tumblr users are urged to report such blogs to abuse@tumblr.com, where its team can respond accordingly to content that violates its policies, the company says.

Tumblr holds meeting with government over suicide blogs [BBC]