Last Thursday, Twitter announced that there would be no more porn on Vine. For some crazy reason, Twitter feels that porn on Vine isn’t “a good fit” for their community. Yet smack cams and twerk videos are? I don’t know. It’s confusing.
The move to ban Vine porn is definitely an effort to make the platform more family-friendly, but for adult star Conner Habib it spells internet censorship.
That’s why Conner Habib has started a petition to bring back Vine porn.
“We are disturbed by the precedent set on Vine for other applications and websites, including Twitter. We are also disturbed that we are not allowed to choose what we view. Vine’s perception of its users as a community that advocates censorship is wrong,” Habib writes on his petition description. I couldn’t agree more!
I understand that six seconds clips of boobs wasn’t what Twitter had in mind for Vine, but that doesn’t give them the right to restrict users. If you’re over 18, why shouldn’t you be able to see looping clips of your favorite porn stars or hot amateurs?
But the serious issue is that if we allow Twitter to ban Vine porn, then it won’t be long before nudes on Twitter are banned. And who knows what could come next? The Vine porn ban just sets a bad precedent for removing one’s freedom of expression on the internet. And that ain’t right. What if this is the first step to banning porn from the entirely? You can’t let that happen.
So if you’d like to take a stand against internet censorship (or you just want Vine porn back as badly as we do), SIGN THE PETITION.