Apple pulls Vine from App Store Featured section after porn appears in Editor's Picks

Apple pulls Vine from Featured section on App Store due to porn in Editor's Picks

Apple has pulled Vine from the Featured section of the App Store after a pornagraphic video was featured in the Editor’s Picks section of the app. While Vine’s porn issues have been widely discussed, Apple had taken no action until today.

Vine was removed from the Featured section despite the fact that most apps spend at least a full week there. According to TechCrunch, Twitter, which owns Vine, has responded to the controversy, saying:

The presence of nudity or porn on media-based social networks is expected, but the featuring of such content is a step over the line. Twitter later explained that it was “human error” that caused the porn slip-up.

Last week, the 500px app was removed from the App Store following a controversy with nude photos, only to return today after making changes including adding a mature rating.

Vine has already started to block certain tags in order to filter out pornography, we'll have to see if their efforts will be enough to keep Apple from pulling it.

Source: TechCrunch

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is a news reporter for iMore. He's also chilling out and having a sandwich.

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