You’d have thought that considering the current climate, corporate video platform Zoom would do what they can to support people through the epidemic.

Social distancing means that singles all around the world are finding themselves in forced dry spells. It’s been reported on a number of media sites that Zoom had become the new home of virtual sex parties.

Zoom has since spoken out, condemning normal people with sexual desires.

The spokesperson warned that the company would take a “number of actions” against those found using the app for “any activity that is harmful, obscene, or indecent, particularly as would be understood in the context of business usage,” including “displays of nudity, violence, pornography, [and] sexually explicit material.”

Zoom joins the likes of Patreon, Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram who all have reputations for slut-shaming and/or censoring the queer community and their bodies. Why place restrictions on grown adults that aren’t hurting anybody?

Rather than allow people to use a video platform for whatever they want (say like, FaceTime or Whatsapp), Zoom – clearly desperate to preserve a particular reputation amongst investors etc – informed they have an algorithm which is scanning your video chats for nudity…

“We encourage users to report suspected violations of our policies, and we use a mix of tools, including machine learning, to proactively identify accounts that may be in violation,” added the spokesperson.

Despite their T&C’s stating “video, audio chat content is not stored [on the platform] unless a meeting is recorded by the host.”

The company were recently put on blast by a New York general attorney for failing to keep their security up-to-date, resulting in a trend called Zoombombing – which, for example, saw white supremacists hijack a conference on antisemitism.