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A few Tumblr blogs I follow have been silently hit with Tumblr's shadowbanning sometime over the past week or two. Once a blog is shadow banned, the blog stops appear in the search results and tagged posts made by the blog stop appearing when someone searches on that tag. Other than that, the blog continues to appear "as normal" for its followers in the sense that followers can see the blog in the sidebar and on their dash. From what I have seen, shadow banning may hide the blog from non followers but I haven't entirely confirmed this.

Look at shadowbanning-on-tumblr to see an example of a previously shadowbanned blog (now restored to normal) and use postlimit to check your blog or to check any other blog you follow that has been behaving strangely for the past week or two.

If you have been hit, I believe all you need to do is alert the support team at Tumblr, send them a screenshot of your shadowbanning from postlimit, and explain to them that you have been mistakenly targeted.

If someone you know has been hit, alert them. Tumblr has not notified the owners of shadowbanned blogs.

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