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New App Sparks 'Dick Pic' Flurry

“17 - Your Life’s Moments” has come under fire for hosting obscene content.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 30 September, 2015, 4:00pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 4:51pm

Social media app “17 - Your Life’s Moments,” which first launched in Taiwan three months ago, recently arrived in Hong Kong and has come under fire for hosting obscene content.

The platform is similar to Instagram, but with an additional live video broadcast function—and users can earn money if their posts are liked and shared.

Hong Kong users have been livecasting photos and videos of their penises, broadcasting footage of themselves masturbating—and livestreaming footage of La Liga football matches, all in the name of profit.

The app’s founder, Taiwanese actor Jeffrey Huang, says new monitoring software has been introduced to prevent unwanted behavior.

Our take: It is a truth universally acknowledged that internet + humanity = dick pics.