Vine blocks porn-related hashtags, still doesn't ban porn

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Fans of #ass and #boobs will have to look elsewhere, because Twitter's Vine video service has blocked those hashtags from its search.

Sorry, porn fans, but Vine is now filtering out sexually-themed hashtags.

The Twitter-owned video sharing site is now blocking hashtags like #ass, #boobs, and #dildoplay, among others, reports The Verge. The move comes after an incident early Monday when explicit material was showcased under the "Editor's Picks" section of the app.

However, as noted by the Verge and confirmed by the Daily Dot, there are several ways to evade the block. Hashtags like #pornvine and #nsfw are still active— although users are prompted with a warning before viewing them. The Verge notes that users can also still tag videos with the hashtags.

Porn has been plaguing Vine since it launched Friday, but the video sharing app's Terms of Service doesn't outlaw sharing of indecent material. The apparent lack of censorship led some to wonder if Apple will pull the app from its App Store, as the company is well-known for cracking down on NSFW material.

At least we still have search.xxx.

Photo via Jordan Valinsky/Vine

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