“The app for iPhone and iPod Touch, which lets anyone create and share six-second clips, quickly became a popular venue for pornography after its release last month,” Musil reports. “Twitter responded by trying to make it harder for users to find the adult videos, blocking a number of porn-related search terms such as “#porn.””
Musil reports, “As first noted by The Verge, Twitter released a new version today that requires users to confirm that they are at least 17 years of age; the previous version described itself as suitable for users 12 and older.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The odd thing is that Twitter and the Vine team didn’t seem to anticipate that the app could easily and obviously be used for porn.
MacDailyNews Note: For those unfamiliar with the app/service, our quick and dirty test video (iPhone porn) remains on Vine here (via Twitter).
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