Twitter’s Vine Video App Isn’t Even A Week Old & Already It Has A Porn Problem

Growing pains, ugh!

Growing pains, ugh!

It’s just a baby app, but already Twitter’s video-sharing service Vine is coming under fire for having a bit of a hardcore pornography problem. Vine launched last Thursday, touting the ability to allow iPhone and iPod Touch users to take six second videos and then share them with others. As with any social media, sex is going to well, pop up. But putting a hardcore pornography video in users’ home feeds as an “editor’s pick,” well… that’s not good.

The Vinesphere was in an uproar yesterday and this morning over the video in question, which was the top featured pick on the feed of enough users that it caused an angry backlash, reports TechCrunch.

And while yes, if you do enough searching for whatever it is you seek on Twitter, Google or wherever, you’re going to find it, pushing such content as an “editor’s pick” is not going to go over well. As of this morning, the video had been pulled from the feed.

Twitter responded to the controversy calling the situation one made by “human error.” That human is probably in a lot of hot water at work right now (via Gizmodo):

A human error resulted in a video with adult content becoming one of the videos in Editor’s Picks, and upon realizing this mistake we removed the video immediately. We apologize to our users for the error.

Short but sweet. Does it bode well for Vine that it’s already been besmirched by a porn scandal? Only time will tell. People will watch (and make) six-second videos of just about anything, which means whichever humans are in charge of not making errors/allowing porn to show up as the #1 pick on everyone’s home feeds, they better look smart.

Vine, Hardcore Porn Should Not Be An Editor’s Pick Video [TechCrunch]