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**Edit 8/19/20: We have updated the language in the terms for more clarification. You can read more here:

You may have noticed a banner across all of Medium notifying you of our upcoming new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. We’ve received some questions about the updates, so we’d like to give you more context and information about them.

While some of the language in these policies has changed, Medium’s fundamental beliefs (and behaviors) have not. Here’s the deal:


Some Medium users have noticed that ad-blockers are blocking legit parts of Medium, such as our first-party analytics and icons. This is not good because they prevent you from making fullest use of the site (and at worst, new users might not realize what’s missing). To be clear, we don’t currently have any ads on the site and we don’t allow third-parties to track our users across the Internet as a result of their visiting our site.

We wanted to let everyone know:

  1. We believe this is due to technical stuff that has nothing to…


At Medium, we want our platform to be a safe place for everyone to share their stories and ideas. That includes having control of your experience on Medium. As someone who’s experienced online harassment, this is also an important personal issue for me.

We already offer you basic features to control how much email we send you, allow you to curate your experience by choosing which people and publications to follow, and give you the tools to report posts as spammy or abusive. Today, I’m pleased to announce that we’re rolling out support for blocking other accounts on Medium.

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