Vine Starts Censoring Porn-Related Tag Searches

By: Josh Wolford - January 28, 2013

In a move that’s hard to say wasn’t expected, Twitter’s new six-second video sharing app Vine has begun to filter out some porn-related searches.

No longer can you search for the tags #porn, #boobs, #dick, #sex and many other NSFW tags.

Oddly enough, you can still search for the #NSFW tag.

Also available are more specific tags that contain plenty of nudity such as #pornvine, #dicks, and more. It appears that Vine is just beginning the process of censoring these types of tags. Before it’s said and done, it’s unlikely that any of these kinds of porn-related tags will remain. And Vine will probably censor any new porn tags as soon as they pop up.

What users can do, however, is tag their Vine videos with these tags. Users can still access the tag pages by clicking on the tags under videos they do find. So there’s a workaround – for now. Still, many popular NSFW tags no longer appear when users try to explore them.

It appears that there had already been a small change in Apple’s promotion of Vine inside the App Store which was conspicuously timed with this porn controversy.

For more on the Vine-porn controversy, check out our in-depth writeup.

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Josh WolfordJosh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf

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