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Nudity is still allowed as long as it's artistic, educational or a documentary

Keep those sexy videos to yourself, because Twitter has made porn a no-no on Vine. 

According to the Vine blog, Twitter -- which owns the social video service Vine -- has changed its rules and terms of service this week, including a ban on sexually-explicit videos. 

The rules state that videos of sex acts (whether they're alone, with other people or with objects) are forbidden. That includes sexually explicit animations. 

However, nudity is still allowed as long as it's artistic, educational or a documentary. Even sexually suggestive content is welcome, but only if it's clothed. 
 
Twitter will rely on Vine users to report sexually explicit content rather than policing the site. Those who are flagged for sexual content can have their accounts suspended until the content is removed. 

But Twitter is already contacting Vine users with existing sexual content, which was posted before the rules changed. The company is seeking mass removal of any pornographic content, or users have the option to move their sexy videos to a new tool created by Twitter. This tool is only available to users to posted porn before the change in rules. 

Vine is a video-sharing service that allows Twitter and Vine users to share short video clips with one another. The minimum age for using Vine, according to Twitter, is 17 years old. 

Source: Vine



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RE: Sigh...
By tayb on 3/7/2014 3:01:26 PM , Rating: 2
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As an aside, do you have any problem with violence/gore in the media? It seems like we'd have a hard time finding any DT reader that thinks violent or gory video games create murderers or is otherwise harmful to society.


If we are worried about the psychological effects on children than neither of them should be weighted more than the other. If you don't think pornography is acceptable for children than you should feel the same about violence. The issue here is the double standard which results from a two thousand year old fiction book shaming sexual acts before marriage.


RE: Sigh...
By Spuke on 3/7/2014 3:05:33 PM , Rating: 2
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The issue here is the double standard which results from a two thousand year old fiction book shaming sexual acts before marriage.
BOOM!


RE: Sigh...
By Mint on 3/7/2014 3:22:54 PM , Rating: 4
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If you don't think pornography is acceptable for children than you should feel the same about violence.

I don't see why that's necessarily the case. Why should one be equivalent to the other? Or worse than the other?

They're two different subjects. There's no reason why you should tell me how I feel about them.


RE: Sigh...
By rs2 on 3/10/2014 8:56:58 PM , Rating: 2
It's still a valid point. Sex, when done properly, is natural, healthy, legal, and mutually enjoyable. And major religions aside, there's no secular basis for arguing that sex is somehow inherently immoral.

Violence (and particularly violence of the excessive/over the top variety often depicted in fiction), on the other hand, is none of those things.

So if one truly believes that exposure to sex is somehow so extremely damaging to young adults that it must be suppressed from all publicly accessible media, it logically follows that one should be at least as concerned about exposure to violence.

And if a person is not, it's an indication that they are not approaching the issue in a rational and logical manner, and should simply be ignored for acting childish and/or being beholden to a faith-based viewpoint that has no basis in reality.


RE: Sigh...
By Schadenfroh on 3/7/2014 11:04:59 PM , Rating: 2
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The issue here is the double standard which results from a two thousand year old fiction book shaming sexual acts before marriage.

The Little Red Book of State-Atheism is a much newer book!

http://www.dailytech.com/China+Launches+Crackdown+...
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Pornography is illegal in China, but the content proliferates into the country as more Chinese citizens begin to get Internet access. A woman last month was arrested after she reportedly posted an explicit video of herself on the internet.


RE: Sigh...
By chripuck on 3/10/2014 3:38:30 PM , Rating: 2
There's a difference between some form of loving sex being depicted between two individuals and some girl getting gang banged by 3 guys at the same time. Not only has there been no observable connections between violent video games and violence in young people (teens+) but there are vast amounts of literature that show pornography can have severely debilitating effects on a young mind. It gives young men an unhealthy and unrealistic expectation for sex and it gives young women an equally unrealistic standard to live up to.

And here's a clue, I don't need any ancient book to tell me this, I can read any number of recent medical studies to tell me this.


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