Apple Has A Porn Problem, And It's About To Get Worse

On Sunday, a number of news outlets ran stories covering the rise of easily-accessible pornography on the new video sharing app Vine, causing a firestorm of debate online. The New York Times’ Nick Bilton tweeted that pornographic material was discoverable thanks to simple hashtags such as #porn.

But the truth is that Vine doesn’t have a problem with porn, at least not one that isn’t shared by any other social media app. Apple has a problem: its App Store’s puritanical, unevenly-enforced policies for adult content. Vine is just today’s example.

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