Twitter Bans Porn on Video Sharing App Vine

Porn has no place in social media and other public networking services, and popular social networking service Twitter has made it more clear by banning porn on its video sharing app Vine. As of now, Vine has announced it has banned all sexually explicit content from being published on the platform.

Discussing the matter in a blog post, the company stated that Vine was introduced "to make it easier for people to find, watch, create and share videos right from their mobile phones."

Twitter Bans Porn on Video Sharing App Vine

However, as the community has grown and evolved, "we've found that there's a very small percentage of videos that are not a good fit for our community. So we're making an update to our Rules and Terms of Service to prohibit explicit sexual content."

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The Vine video sharing app has been in trouble in the past as well. After the app was launched by Twitter back in January 2013, it came under criticism when a pornographic video was accidentally made an "Editor's Pick". Later, the video was removed with Twitter apologizing for the error, with the minimum age for users of the app being raised from 12 to 17+ in Apple's AppStore.

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As of now, the app carries a disclaimer in the AppStore that warns users of "frequent/intense sexual content or nudity".

"For more than 99 percent of our users, this doesn't really change anything. For the rest: we don't have a problem with explicit sexual content on the Internet -- we just prefer not to be the source of it," the new blog post for the same states.

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