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Twitter’s Vine Providing Speedy, Reliable Access to Porn

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Twitter’s new video sharing platform, Vine, is having a problem with the same thing that plagues many new additions to the Internet: porn. Users who search the new video hub for phrases like #porn, #sex or other racy terms will quickly stumble upon six second clips featuring exhibitionists as well as porn videos taken directly from laptop screens.

Vine allows its users to flag inappropriate videos and, if flagged enough times, the system adds a message that will warn others of inappropriate content. Twitter has a similar system in place for photos that are shared on the super popular social media site. On the whole Twitter has tried to make its site censorship-free except in cases of illegality, in some cases going so far as to make sure that content that is block in one country is still available in another.

For now it appears to be open season on Vine, but that might not be the case unless it gets clean up a little. The Apple Store has very strict quality-control standards and there is some speculation that the Vine app will be pulled from virtual shelves for having too many six-second sex clips available for easy viewing.

A Twitter spokesperson issued the following statement to Tech Crunch: “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. 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.”

Source: (Gawker)