It was just days ago that Twitter came out with its own video sharing service Vine. The service allows users to share six second looping videos. Barely hours after its formal announcement, the application went on to be listed on the “featured” section of the Apple App Store. It was also listed as the fourth most popular App in the “free” section while it topped the charts in the Social section.

Twitter’s Vine Remains In The Apple App Store Even As It Faces a Porn Problem

This was however before news reports flew in about the service being used to share porn. The fact that the app can be easily used to upload and share porn was realized when a pornographic clip titled “Dildoplay” went online and even ended up on the editors pick section of the App! Twitter later clarified that the goof up was a human error. They added that they are working to ensure that such content stays away from the service.

In the meantime, the ever alert Apple who has strict policies regarding the showcase of pornographic content on the App Store has so far not acted drastically. This in spite of the fact that they had a few days ago removed the popular 500px App from the store just because the service would let users see (artistic) pornographic images using it. The only “action” taken against Vine seems to be the decision of Apple to remove it from the “featured” apps section.

Anyway, there are various opinions flying around regarding the seemingly nonchalant attitude of Apple with regards to Twitter when it comes to porn. Many people seem to think Apple is being clearly biased here in that the App is still on the App Store. Vine on its part has started moderating and filtering out pornographic stuff. Currently, this is based just on keywords and search terms. Not good enough, we think.

What do you think?

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