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Vine will no longer allow pornographic, sexually explicit content

Vine announced that it has changed its rules and terms of service to no longer allow users to post sexually explicit videos.

The video-sharing social network said users who are found to post pornographic videos will be subject to having their accounts suspended.

"We don’t have a problem with explicit sexual content on the Internet -- we just prefer not to be the source of it," Vine said in a blog post Thursday.

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The Twitter-owned social network said the changes to its terms of service will not affect most users. But Vine, which lets users post six-second videos, is popular among actors in the porn industry. Their accounts will likely face ramifications if they continue posting sexually explicit videos.

"We’ve found that there’s a very small percentage of videos that are not a good fit for our community," Vine said.

However, Vine said its changes will not ban nudity across the board. The social network said users can continue to post videos containing nudity if they are in a documentary context, in an artistic context or if they are not sexually provocative, such as a mother breastfeeding her child.

To enforce the ban on sexually explicit videos, Vine said it will rely on user reports.

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