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Twitter gives Vine an NC-17 rating after porn controversy

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Twitter gives Vine

After a dustup over pornography showing up on Vine, the Twitter-owned video-sharing app has added an age rating for possible adult content.

The app for iPhone and iPod Touch, which lets anyone create and share six-second clips, quickly became a popular venue for pornography after its release last month. Twitter responded by trying to make it harder for users to find the adult videos, blocking a number of porn-related search terms such as “#porn.”

The microblogging site initially added a warning still to the beginning of videos in question that users would have to bypass to see the clip. As first noted by The Verge, Twitter released a new version today that requires users to confirm that they are at least 17 years of age; the previous version described itself as suitable for users 12 and older.

The app captured the controversy spotlight when a pornographic video briefly made Vine’s “Editor Pick” list, further raising the question of whether the video-clip-sharing app has a porn problem.

However, the pop-up confirmation screen on version 1.0.5 appears to do little more to prevent access to questionable content than previous moves; children under the age of 17 lacking direct adult supervision can easily subvert this new obstacle to install the app.

CNET has contacted Twitter for comment on the new move and will update this report when we learn more.

The update follows similar moves by Tumblr and 500px, the latter of which was briefly removed from the Apple App Store presumably because of its photo-sharing capabilities, which might allow users to search for and find naked bodies.

[source:cnet]

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4 comments

  1. my pal from california states know with a minimum of 300 locations that pay out for any short porn film,why dont chris hanson with msnbc (tocatch a predator) Attempt to stop a number of them???

    when the legal problem matters why dont we modify what the law states for the families sake??

  2. porn disgusts me. personally, i contemplate it cheating if my hubby will get off and away to porn. i additionally contemplate it objectification of ladies and don’t wish to maintain rapport having a guy who does not respect women.

    so might be there males that aren’t into porn? or do all males get it done privately and lie about this in public places?

  3. any arguments from the porn industry, using porn in daily existence, or perhaps in existence generally?

  4. I dont watch porn however i only agreed to be wondering if it’s illegal or otherwise.

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