A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Created for entertainment and not recommnded for learning.
Ease of Play
It's easy to create an account and start posting content right away.
Violence & Scariness
All content is user-generated, and there have been some posts threatening violence against other users, especially women who have created profiles on the platform.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There's no content moderation and all content is user-generated, and it's not unusual to see suggestive images and nude photos.
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There's no content moderation and all content is user-generated, and images and captions frequently include profanity including words like "f--k" or "a--."
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Products & Purchases
You can buy VSBRO-branded swag from within the app, including hats and tee shirts. There's no sponsored content at the time of this review, but it's a little off-putting that users can earn a "verified" status by advertising their VSBRO account on their own Instagram account.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
All content is user-generated and unmoderated, and there are photos are young men drinking and smoking, and there are frequent references to drug use.
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Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
The developers get one thing right: This platform isn't like VSCO at all. It doesn't have nearly as many features as that photo-sharing and photo-editing app, and it doesn't work nearly as well. VSBRO is much more like other social media apps (think Peach and Yo) that briefly went viral for their own gimmicks. Hopefully this toxic boys' club meets the same fate.
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