Vine Bans 6-Second Porn Epics

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Twitter’s video sharing social network Vine will no longer tolerate porn.

In a new blog post, the company claimed that it has no problem with explicit sexual content on the Internet — they just prefer not to be the source of it.

“As we’ve watched the community and your creativity grow and evolve, we’ve found that there’s a very small percentage of videos that are not a good fit for our community,” Vine wrote.

The result is an update to the app’s Rules and Terms of Service, prohibiting sexual material.

“For more than 99% of our users, this doesn’t really change anything,” Vine continued.

For those who have questions about what exactly the company is looking to avoid, Vine has created a guide describing what it means by explicit sexual content. (Short version: having sex on camera — bad; naked protestors — good.)

Ever since Twitter first released Vine last year, it has been apparent that a certain percentage of users heard Twitter’s description of “short, beautiful, looping videos” and immediately started formulating plans to become the next Larry Flynt.

Soon after the app was launched, we began asking how Apple should react to porn on the app — based on its zero-tolerance policy for sexual adult content elsewhere.

However it happened, looks like Vine came to the same conclusion.

  • ♦[PharLeff]♦

    I’m saddened… 6 sexonds of glory.

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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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