De App van PostSecret, de website die het mogelijk maakt anoniem geheimen te delen, is op verzoek van de autoriteiten uit de AppStore gehaald door de storende inhoud van de secrets.
Gister heeft PostSecret, de grootste blog ter wereld zonder advertenties, een bericht op de website gezet wat uitleg geeft over het verwijderen van de App.
[quote]It pains me to announce that the PostSecret App is now closed. In some ways, this is because of its success. It reached the top-selling spot in the App Store and users shared over 2 million creative secrets.
Like the PostSecret Blog, the App was designed so each secret was absolutely anonymous. Unfortunately, that absolute anonymity made it very challenging to permanently remove determined users with malicious intent.
99% of the secrets created were in the spirit of PostSecret. Unfortunately, the scale of secrets was so large that even 1% of bad content was overwhelming for our dedicated team of volunteer moderators who worked 24 hours a day 7 days a week removing content that was not just pornographic but also gruesome and at times threatening.
Bad content caused users to complain to me, Apple and the FBI. I was contacted by law enforcement about bad content on the App. Threats were made against users, moderators and my family. (Two specific threats were made that I am unable to talk about). As much as we tried, we were unable to maintain a bully-free environment. Weeks ago I had to remove the App from my daughter’s phone.
Hoewel de App gesloten is, blijven de website en blog van PostSecrets beschikbaar voor de community.