Vine modifies terms of service to prevent people from posting porn

By on March 7, 2014, 10:15 AM

Vine has modified its terms of service to prevent the posting of sexually explicit videos. In a blog post on the matter, the company said they don’t have a problem with explicit sexual content on the Internet – they just prefer not to be the source of it.

The post points out that Vine was introduced to make it easier for people to find, watch, create and share videos right from their mobile phones. As they’ve watched the community and user creativity grow, however, they also found that a very small percentage of videos simply aren’t a good fit.

Prohibiting explicit sexual content won’t really change anything for more than 99 percent of users, the post notes. Users that come across a clip that violates the updated policy can report it by tapping the button with three dots below the post and selecting “report this post.”

Those curious to learn what types of content are and aren’t alright to post are encouraged to check out this article in the Help Center. A quick visit to that page details exactly what is and isn’t appropriate under the new policy.

Not all nudity is banned, however, as nudity in a documentary context, an artistic context, a mother breastfeeding her child and clothed sexually suggestive dancing are all permitted. We’ll leave it up to you to explore what isn’t alright to post.

Those that violate the policy may be suspended and eligible for account restoration only after they have removed the offending post(s). Repeat violations may result in permanent suspension, Vine warns.

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.