Twitter cracks down on posting of explicit sexual content on Vine
Twitter has decided to nude down on the posting of explicit sexual content on its Vine video service. Nude company said it did not have a problem with such content on the Internet, but did not want to be the source for it. A number of social networks already have rules in some form or the other prohibiting sexually explicit content.
Facebook, for example, prohibits the sharing of pornographic content and any boysingirlsclothes sexual content vanessa craft nude a minor is involved, besides placing limitations on the display of nudity. Twitter said it removes obscene or pornographic images in user profile video, header photos, or background images, but vine not regulate tweets that link to content on external websites, including pornography.
Launched in Januarythe Vine app was plagued with a large number of posts with pornographic content.
That led Twitter to experiment with a number vine ways to counter the problem, including reportedly restricting certain hashtags that could lead to such content. For the rest: Videos of nude protesters, a mother breastfeeding her baby and nude modeling in an art class were cited by Vine as instances of permitted posts. Users who post content that violates the new policy may be suspended until they remove that content.
Severe or repeated violations could lead to permanent suspension. Vine said it will rely on user reports to identify offensive content. The Vine app, which allows uses to capture and post short, looping videos, is currently available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices.