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Vine Changes Age Rating Amid Recent Controversy

February 6, 2013  |  8:00pm
Vine Changes Age Rating Amid Recent Controversy

Following a porn-related controversy, the recently released video-sharing app, Vine, changed its age rating from 12+ to 17+ on Wednesday, according to The Verge.

Included in an app update released Wednesday, there is now a warning that notifies prospective users about age-restricted material and then it prompts the user to confirm his or her age by clicking “OK,” prior to installing the app.

This move comes after the new video-sharing app found itself in the middle of controversy last week
due to Vine being used to film and distribute six-second porn videos, with one of the pornographic videos making its way to the Editor’s Pick section.

Vine had already censored certain hashtags soon after the Editor’s Pick incident occurred, making it difficult but not impossible to view porn on the app.

The new age rating for the app is only effective if parental controls are enabled on the phone on which you’re trying to download the app, according to The Verge.

The latest Vine update also includes sharing to Facebook and Twitter of previously posted videos, minor bug fixes and the ability to report or block users.

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