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Twitter's Vine Given 17+ Rating Following Porn Controversy

By - Source: The Verge | B 7 comments

Previous version had an age rating of 12+.

Following the controversy surrounding its exposure of porn, Twitter's video-sharing app, Vine, has added an age rating for possible adult content.

The app for iOS allows users to create and share six-second clips, but pornography contributed towards a troubled launch. Twitter responded by blocking a series of porn-related search terms such as "#porn" in order to make it harder for users to find adult videos.

The social network has now released a new version that requires users to confirm that they are at least 17 years of age. The previous version had an age rating of 12+. The Vine update also delivers minor bug fixes, an option for reporting or blocking users, and the functionality to share a video to Facebook or Twitter after it's been posted.

The app caused controversy when a pornographic video briefly appeared on Vine's "Editor’s Pick" list, which subsequently caused Apple to retaliate. The update follows 500px returning to the iOS app store after being removed for allegedly allowing easy access to content related to nudity.



 

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    wolley74 , February 7, 2013 12:27 AM
    Better see it on all similar apps then or i'd call bullshit, even better put it on Safari
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    dark_wizzie , February 7, 2013 4:56 AM
    Seriously, what is wrong with porn? It's not like 16 year olds don't want boobs or don't know how to otherwise find it... or that porn actually does something very harmful...

    But in the name of our company image, we shall make porn 'harder' to find!
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    olaf , February 7, 2013 9:41 AM
    LOL at Americans and there f....up value system :)  Violence is AOK, but porn OMG OMG .... BAN!
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    virtualban , February 7, 2013 10:08 AM
    Government is a big brother to grown ups, and a big nanny to children. Parents are no longer supposed to protect and nurture their own offspring, just leave it to the big nanny.
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    cats_Paw , February 7, 2013 11:39 AM
    Its strange to see "Twitter" and "following" in the same sentence and mean something diffrent.
    I think ill make a twitter accout just to follow Sasha Grey... must be funnier than following a politician or a prist...
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    Anonymous , February 7, 2013 9:31 PM
    Wow fleming321! What an incredible story! I went to that website you listed! I mean, I couldn't find what I was looking for and, sure, the page contained questinable content, but I remain hopefull that I will earn all of that money i have been promised! Good thing for me that your webpage insisted that I get my computer scanned - FOR FREE! Because now it is showing that I have all sorts of problems that I never knew I had before. Lucky me I can get this sorted with all of the money that I could potentially earn!

    Happy hopefull,

    n00b
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    Elevory , August 29, 2013 12:16 AM
    Get over it, Twitter.
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