Twitter has officially banned porn on Vine. The company announced the rule change on Thursday and began enforcing it immediately.
Personally, I think that banning porn from Vine is the single dumbest idea since Vine was first released. I mean, does anyone actually use Vine for anything other than the porn?
“As we’ve watched the community and your creativity grow and evolve, we’ve found that there’s a very small percentage of videos that are not a good fit for our community,” the company said in a post announcing the new rules.
Sorry Twitter, I love you but you’re going to have to provide me with some real numbers, otherwise I’m not convinced.
The new rules forbid videos of any sex acts as well as sexually explicit animations and nudity. Twitter will enforce the new rules by getting Vine users to flag other Vine members using the “Report this post” option. Anyone who violates the new rules will have their account suspended until they delete the offending Vine. Repeat posters might have their account permanently suspended.
There is some good news though. Twitter won’t be blocking all nudity from Vine. It will make exceptions for any nudity that is documentary, artistic or educational. I haven’t been on Vine for a while but from what I know about nudity and the internet, porn ceases to be porn if it’s in black and white. Any nudity that’s presented in black and white is considered “art”. So if you can add a black and white filter to Vine, your nudes should be protected.
It was only a matter of time before Vine banned porn. Sure it sucks, but whatever. I hope the new porn social media craze is pornstars auctioning off their Snapchat username to send some lucky fans some personalized Snapchat nudes. Fingers crossed!
While we wait for your favorite pornstar to auction off her Snapchat username, I recommend revisiting all those old Vine Porn of the Week posts to get one final dose of vine porn before it’s all over.