‘Vine’ a video sharing app that allows iPhone and iPad users to share video clips up to six second length has been reported showing up pornographic videos whereas Apple’s app guidelines forbid sharing of any content of this kind.
Vine has become a platform to share videos showing male genitalia and other pornographic stuff. It is learned that Within the first week of launching video-sharing app ,twitter is facing embarrassment after been pointed out as first by The New York Times ‘ Nick Bilton , searches #porn, #sex show videos involving male indecent exposure and other acts on themselves.
Vine’s terms of services do not discourage sharing of indecent material. Twitter also does not instruct users to comply with any policy which forbids sharing such content:
You are responsible for your use of the Services, for any Content you post to the Services, and for any consequences thereof. The Content you submit, post, or display will be able to be viewed by other users of the Services and through third party services and websites. You should only provide Content that you are comfortable sharing with others under these Terms.
However Vine users can report any video they find objectionable. If twitter receives more complaints about the reported video it will either take down the video or add warning about the content, a twitter’s representative said. “Uploaded videos that are reported and determined to violate our guidelines will be removed from the site, and the user that posted the video may be terminated,” the representative said in a statement.
Twitter agreed to remove tweets country-by-country where there are local restrictions to post or share any particular content on twitter. Company has always been a bit reluctant to censor tweets.
But Apple takes this matter very seriously. Apple’s app store guidelines state “apps containing pornographic material, defined by Webster’s Dictionary as ‘explicit descriptions or displays of sexual organs or activities intended to stimulate erotic rather than aesthetic or emotional feelings,’ will be rejected.” Apple recently removed app called 500px which might have allowed users sharing explicit content.