Following porn controversy, Apple no longer promoting Vine

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Not long after the multiple reports of “Vine,” Twitter’s new video sharing app, had pornographic material in its Editor’s Picks section, Apple has stopped promoting the application within the App Store. The application, before today’s incident, could easily be found in the Editor’s Choice section of the App Store. Now, however, if you were to go there searching for it, you would not be able to find it. Also pointed out by Business Insider is that the application can no longer be found within the New and Noteworthy section either, and not as a highlight of the Social Network section.

The app currently sits at #4 in the Top Free of the App Store (as of 4:30pm EST), so it’s obvious Apple is trying to hide this. With such popularity, Apple had to go out of its way to make sure it isn’t being promoted anywhere. Apple has yet to comment on the actions, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Vine isn’t pulled. Pornographic material is strictly prohibited in the App Store guidelines, but this app is none other than social media giant, Twitter. Stay tuned for any following information about this debacle.

What do you think? Interested in what happens to Vine? Wonder if it will be pulled? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.

 

Via: The Verge, Business Insider

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