Down with that sort of thing! Twitter bans pornographic images from appearing on Vine 6 years ago

Down with that sort of thing! Twitter bans pornographic images from appearing on Vine

Twitter has finally banned pornographic images from appearing on Vine.

The video-sharing app was bought by Twitter in 2012 and explicit images immediately started being shown up Vine’s official launch in January 2013.

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The new rules come into effect immediately and any videos of sex acts, sex toys being used or sexually graphic animations will be banned.

Users face having their accounts suspended and even permanent bans if they repeatedly flout the rules.

However, nudity will be allowed in documentary-style clips, if it forms part of an artwork or sculpture, or if it’s educational.

Breastfeeding clips will also be allowed.

Suggestive dancing gets the green light as long as the participants are clothed, although close-ups of aroused genitals underneath clothing are a no-no.

'For more than 99 percent of our users, this doesn’t really change anything, ' explained a Vine spokesman.

'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.'

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