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When Twitter launched video-sharing service Vine early last year, little could they have imagined the endemic of 6-second porn clips that would hit it. As of yesterday, the company has taken an official stand by announcing a change to Vine's rules and terms of service that would put an end to the uploading of sexually explicit material. The new rules forbid any videos of sex acts, whether solo or not, or even if animated.
With takedown of pre-existing videos having started immediately, Twitter also requested that its users help the initiative by reporting any material they find. Anyone found to beviolating the new rule is subject to having their account temporarily suspended - repeat offenders will have to kiss their accounts goodbye.
"We;re notifying users who have posted explicit sexual content in the past that they have a period to either take down or download their existing content using a new tool we've created," said a Twitter rep. The tool appears to be specific to only those who have posted explicit material before, although this could change in the near future.