Twitter’s Vine accidentally showcased hardcore porn as an ‘Editor’s Picks’

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Remember Vine? Twitter’s newly launched app that lets you embed quick six-second videos in your tweets? Well, it’s only been out for a couple of days and they’ve already made the quite the blunder. And of course, it involves porn.

When Vine launched with the ability to shoot video, I’m sure there were many that thought of the potential abuse an app like that could bring. While there are already some inappropriate videos floating around that can be found with a simple hashtag search, the biggest offender might be the folks behind Vine itself.

For a short while, one of the Editor’s Picks of the app, which is pushed to every user’s main feed, was a video of hardcore porn. The video didn’t play automatically and was hidden behind a warning screen, but it was accessible with a simple touch. It was also accessible to practically everyone on the service who checked their feed at the time.

A spokesperson from Twitter had this statement for The Verge:

“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.”

So the video has been removed. But how did they let an actual human, one with access to choosing what goes into the Editor’s Picks, push a porn video into everyone’s feeds? Also, they’re going to have to address the fact that a lot of other inappropriate content can surely be found in the app with a quick search. If not, Apple may intercede; just look at what happened to that other app.

[via The Verge]

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