Vine Updates Terms of Service to Remove Adult Content

by Sean P. Aune | March 7, 2014


Vine, the video sharing site owned by Twitter, has made a move to rid its system of adult content.

The party is over for those that created or enjoyed adult content in six second bites. Effective immediately Vine has updated its Terms of Service (ToS) to state that adult content is no longer allowed on the site. While there is no automatic filter for this type of content, users are encouraged to report any adult content that they find and it will then be removed.

“For more than 99 percent of our users, this doesn’t really change anything,” the company stated in a blog post announcing the policy change. “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.”

Should you be curious as to what is and isn’t allowed, you can check out a help article created by Vine to give you some guidelines. Most of it is common sense, but it never hurts to be up to speed on new rules so you don’t accidentally run afoul of them.

The new ToS is already in place, so be careful out there folks.


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...