Vine: R.I.Porn

Yesterday Vine Labs created the surprise with a post on their blog announcing they changed their general rules to ring the knell for Porn on their platform.

…We’ve found that there’s a very small percentage of videos that are not a good fit for our community. So we’re making an update to our Rules and Terms of Service to prohibit explicit sexual content.

For more than 99 percent of our users, this doesn’t really change anything. For the rest: we don’t have a problem with explicit sexual content on the Internet –– we just prefer not to be the source of it.

It is a weird move from Vine, mainly because they are owned by Twitter which is so far the most Porn friendly social media network.

We guess Apple is the cause of all the trouble. Indeed Vine makes a big mistake a few times ago when a Porn video inadvertently landed in the Editor’s Pick. “Dildo Play” in everyones feed: GENIUS. Since then, within the App Store the minimum age to use the application passed from 12 to 17, with a warning disclaimer saying: Frequent/intense sexual content or nudity.

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It looks like, Vine made these new rules to be “cleaner” and keep “safely” their biggest audience (teenagers) with an Apple benediction (Amen!). Since Thursday, some messages has been sent to users that have sexually explicit content and Vine asked them gently to remove their videos to fit with the new rules.

Vine recovers its innocence, it’s beautiful. Plus now you can be a good boy and report any sexually explicit using the “Report this post” option. Nevertheless, this is with a great emotion that I want to say goodbye to this or this:

What is okay to post?

We allow depictions of nudity or partial nudity that are primarily documentary, educational or artistic in nature. We also allow suggestive posts, just not sexually explicit ones.

Examples of what’s okay to post:

  • Nudity in a documentary context, e.g. videos of nude protestors
  • Nudity in an artistic context, e.g. nude modeling in an art class
  • Nudity that is not sexually provocative, e.g. a mother breastfeeding her child
  • Clothed sexually suggestive dancing

What is explicit sexual content?

Explicit sexual content includes depictions of sex acts, nudity that is sexually provocative or in a sexual context, and graphic depictions of sexual arousal.

Examples of what’s not okay to post:

  • Sex acts, whether alone or with another person
  • Use of sex toys for sex acts
  • Sexually provocative nudity, for example, posts that focus on exposed genitalia or depict nudity in a context or setting that is sexually provocative (like a strip club)
  • Close-ups of aroused genitals underneath clothing
  • Art or animation that is sexually graphic (such as hentai)

IS THIS CLEAR NOW FOR YOU PERVS?

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