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Vine Adopts Unenforceable Age Rating Like Any Self-Respecting Purveyor of Porn

Welcome to the club.

vine 17If you’ve been following the brief history of Twitter’s video-sharing app Vine, you may know that there are those who think the service has a porn problem, those who think it doesn’t and at least one sober soul who sees clearly enough to know that the problem doesn’t belong to Vine, but rather, to humankind.

Whatever Vine does or doesn’t have, it also has this: As of a new update released today, Vine has a 17+ rating from Apple, as well as a feature that allows you to block users, and the (new) ability to share videos to Facebook and Twitter.

Of course, while the new age-rating formally prohibits iPhone users under the age of 17 from downloading the app, adolescents have been lying about their ages to ogle naked bodies since before the great sex-show known as the Internet was a twinkle in the eye.

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