08 Mar
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Twitter’s Video Sharing App Vine Changes Content Rules

Social media giant Twitter has announced the banning of all sexually explicit content from being published on video sharing app Vine. These new rules banning explicit content have been brought immediately into effect. Users can now report such content from the Vine app.
Vine was launched on Twitter more than a year ago. The video-sharing app came under huge criticism as a pornographic clip made in into their “Editor’s Pick”. This clip was then removed and the management of Twitter sent out an apology for this error.
This incident also compelled Twitter to increase the minimum age of users of Vine from 12 to 17 in the AppStore of Apple. As of now, the Vine app in the AppStore comes with a disclaimer warning users of "frequent/intense sexual content or nudity".
Here is the full blog post from Vine notifying the new rules:
We introduced Vine to make it easier for people to find, watch, create and share videos right from their mobile phones. As we’ve watched the community and your creativity grow and evolve, we’ve found that there are 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.
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.
If you’re curious to know what types of content are okay or not okay to post, you can take a look at this article in our Help Center.
If you see a video that violates our updated policy, you can report it by tapping the button with three dots below the post and selecting “Report this post”. As always, you can contact us with your thoughts and feedback on this or anything else about Vine.
All the users that were considered to have been using account to publish sexually explicit content were sent a notification of the new rules along with a directive to delete the content and abide by the new rules of Twitter and Vine.
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