Imgur will no Longer Support Reddit’s NSFW Communities
Social Media

Imgur will no Longer Support Reddit’s NSFW Communities

In a blog post published earlier this week, Imgur, the image-sharing site, wrote that it won’t display any content from Reddit’s NSFW communities on its site. For example, if you search for, r/NSFW on Imgur, you’ll land on a page that reads: “As of Oct 2019, Imgur will no longer display NSFW Imgur r/subsections associated with Reddit subreddits.” They’ll also link to a couple alternatives that you can use in Imgur’s place.

However, no content has been deleted or moved, and any NSFW images previously uploaded to Reddit and hosted on Imgur are staying at their original URLs. You can also still upload NSFW images to Imgur as long as they’re marked “hidden.” As for the reason for the decision, Imgur wrote in its post, “over the years, these pages have put Imgur’s user growth, mission, and business at risk.” The statement also points to Reddit’s own problems with moderation.

Though Reddit has lately been quarantining or outright banning subreddits that break its terms of service, it’s possible that Imgur doesn’t like the risk to its brand that comes with being closely associated with Reddit. The site was founded in 2009 and has been a solution to Reddit’s image hosting problems; over the years, it’s grown into a community in its own right.