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Twitters video offshoot vine prohibits pornography

2014-03-21  |  Comebuy News

Twitter has updated the terms of use for his short video service vine. Therefore, in the future, "clearly sexual" content are prohibited.

In a blog post, the company commented that the significant majority of users not from the change was affected. "More than 99 percent of our users absolutely nothing changes for this. "For the others: we have no problem with sexually Internet content – we want to be just no source for it."

The Smartphone app vine, with the six seconds videos create themselves, was already equal after starting in January 2013 intensively for shots of male genitalia and blanks used together commercial porn. It came to a broad debate when it briefly made such a video on the recommendation list 'Editor's pick'.

Twitter responded initially by simply complicated finding pornographic videos and after the Hashtag "#porn" tied around each search. A warning was also preceded by as identified problematic videos. Also, users of the app after an upgrade had to confirm that they are at least 17 years old. Previously, vine had been released from the age of 12.

Nude photos naked skin generally which prohibits or new policy but not, like a FAQ clarifies - only "representation of sexual acts", "sexually provocative nudity" and "Figure of sexual arousal". Twitter stresses that nudity have certainly further to documentary, educational, or artistic purposes. Thus it stands out about Apple, the app store Zensoren apparently don't know the difference between nude photos and pornography, the banishment of 500px showed a year ago.

[with material by Steven Musil,]

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