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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 Solandri on 3/8/2014 4:10:01 PM , Rating: 2
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.

Well, sexuality leads to reproduction, and I think a pretty good argument can be made that kids shouldn't be reproducing until they've reached a certain level of maturity and financial independence (the latter being why people marry in their 20s now instead of the teens like in Medieval times). They have to be capable of taking care of and making good decisions for the offspring. Sure you can abort, but that's kinda like saying it's ok to grind the gears in your car because you can always replace the clutch/transmission. Yeah you can, but it's easier and less of a hassle if you don't have to.

While gratuitous violence/gore in the media is a problem, I think a certain level of it should be required watching. I actually think we've gone too far the other way and far too many people are insulated from what the world is actually like. People happily eat hamburgers, but are upset when they see how cattle are butchered. People think you can just "talk" with bad guys to solve everything, and don't really comprehend the amount of suffering and destruction that can happen if they're allowed to run amok.

Of course as with sexuality, it makes sense to insulate kids from this until they're at a certain level of maturity. You have to develop a respect for wildlife and the balance of population ecosystems before you can understand the cost/benefit of butchering an animal for food. Teaching kids it's ok to kill without that context just results in those idiots who ride in the back of a pickup truck shooting at every animal they see. Likewise, if you teach kids about the things bad men do before they've developed the moral structure to understand why it's bad, they could misinterpret it as permission to do bad things themselves ("Hitler/Stalin did it, why can't I?").

In other words, it's not that one is good and the other is bad, or that both are good, or both are bad. It's that a certain level and certain timing for exposure to both is best, and opinion can differ based on which side of that "best" point you think the current state falls within. It's not a binary state as you seem to be implying - where someone thinks all portrayals of violence are ok while all portrayals of sexuality are not.

RE: Sigh...
By Reclaimer77 on 3/9/2014 4:51:43 AM , Rating: 1
What's with all this "violence and gore" in the media talk anyway? The media is more pussy now than ever before. Just compare today's bullshit Robocop PG-13 kiddie flick with the original. Verhoeven's masterpiece would have been NC-17 by today's standards, hard R.

Hell movies are barely rated R anymore. People don't know what violence and gore really is today. All the violence is implied and sterilized. It's not visceral anymore.

Some silly cop drama where a cop shoots a guy and you don't even see blood...that ain't violence or gore, kids. Violence on TV? Doesn't exist today really.

THIS is violence and gore. Take your digital blood splatter Walt Disney crap and shove it.

RE: Sigh...
By atechfan on 3/10/2014 5:28:34 AM , Rating: 2
Try Vikings on History channel. Pretty bloody.

RE: Sigh...
By rs2 on 3/10/2014 9:22:24 PM , Rating: 2
sexuality leads to reproduction

Only if you do it wrong.

Source: 10+ years of sex, with not a single pregnancy.

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