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Porn searches on Vine censored following editor’s pick faux-pas

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By Ishbel Macleod | PR and social media consultant

January 29, 2013 | 2 min read

Twitter has begun censoring searches for terms such as ‘porn’ and ‘sex’, following a faux-pas yesterday which saw a six-second porn film being distributed as the editor’s pick.

Twitter blamed the placing of the graphic sex act on ‘human error’.

Despite the move to censor results under some words, the content could still exist under other hashtags, people have been warned.

This comes after complaints over the weekend that Vine was already ‘filling up with porn’.

Last week, Apple closed its 500px app, which allows users to search for nude photography, because of “possible child pornography”.

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