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Twitter ‘Vine’ app turned into porn hub already

We all knew it might happen, but not maybe as quickly as it did. The new Twitter app, called Vine – allows users to publish 6 second videos. People are complaining that the level of ‘explicit’ content is already much too high.

The terms of service of Vine states that posting ‘pornographic or sexually explicit content’ is not against the policy. Users can however flag videos they find offensive and Twitter will add a warning asking users to bypass a clip if there are too many complaints.

A post on Techcrunch detailed a comment from a Twitter Spokesperson regarding the porn concerns.

“Users can report videos as inappropriate within the product if they believe the content to be sensitive or inappropriate (e.g. nudity, violence, or medical procedures). Videos that have been reported as inappropriate have a warning message that a viewer must click through before viewing the video.

Twitter Vine - turning into a 6 second porn hub.

Uploaded videos that are reported and determined to violate our guidelines will be removed from the site, and the User account that posted the video may be terminated. Please review the Vine Rules (http://vine.co/terms) for more information on these violations.”

The content is easy to create, and can be shared and searchable via hashtags. Really it is ideal for porn sharing, even if the six second clips will be limiting.

Apple however have a much stricter ruling which could effect the standing on the App Store – “apps containing pornographic material, defined by Webster’s Dictionary as ‘explicit descriptions or displays of sexual organs or activities intended to stimulate erotic rather than aesthetic or emotional feelings’, will be rejected.”

Kitguru says: 6 second explicit clips becoming popular on Vine.

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