Social media site Twitter has officially banned pornographic content on its video-sharing app Vine.
‘Not a good fit’
Twitter changed its content policy to remove explicit content from Vine, an app that allows users to share videos.
“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 blog post.
The changes go into effect immediately.
As social media sites grow, there’s an increasing tendency that more users share explicit content even though it has already been part of the web culture since the beginning.
But Twitter’s move shows it’s no longer comfortable with that type of content.
Meanwhile, Vine issued a statement regarding Twitter’s latest move.
“For more than 99% of our users, this doesn’t really change anything. For the rest: we don’t have a problem with explicit sexual content on the Internet – we just prefer not to be the source of it,” said Vine.