Vine video-sharing app places porn in editor’s picks

by Emily Senger

Vine, a new six-second video sharing app from Twitter, listed pornography as one of the top Editor’s Picks on its homepage, at least for a time on Monday morning.

According to a report on theverge.com, the top pick on Monday morning was a not-safe-for-work pornographic clip.

While the video didn’t play automatically, and carried a warning, there is no age limit for using Vine, notes The Guardian.

Twitter removed the video within hours and apologized: “A human error resulted in a video with adult content becoming one of the videos in Editor’s Picks, and upon realizing this mistake we removed the video immediately. We apologize to our users for the error.”

But, hey, maybe porn is just what Vine needs as everyday users figure out what to do with the new app, as per this Tweet from The New York Times Bits blog writer Nick Bilton:

Twitter also says that users can flag Vine material as inappropriate, which creates a warning on the video and requires users to click through, rather than viewing the video automatically.




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