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Twitter intended to monetize its platform by selling pornography

According to reports, Twitter planned to monetize adult content on its platform this year by enabling adult content producers to quickly turn a profit by selling subscriptions on the microblogging platform.

By allowing adult creators to use its platform in the spring of 2022, Twitter was reportedly going to challenge adult creator website OnlyFans.

Since posting pornography is not against Twitter’s rules, some adult creators reportedly still use it to promote their OnlyFans accounts.

A “Red Team” of 84 employees found that Twitter cannot effectively detect child sexual abuse material (CSAM) if adult content is allowed to stream on its platform.

Additionally, Twitter lacked the tools necessary to confirm that users and producers of adult content were older than 18.

The project at Twitter was actually derailed by the Red Team’s discovery.

The project was consequently postponed indefinitely in May after Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed his intention to acquire Twitter for $44 billion, according to the report released on Tuesday.

“Allowing content creators to start putting their work behind a paywall would lead to an increase in the amount of illegal content reaching Twitter and making it more difficult for users to find it. Few useful tools were available to locate Twitter, according to the report.

Twitter generates less than $5 billion in revenue annually than a company like Google, which generated $257 billion in sales in 2016.

Although Google and Meta have more advanced technology to identify CSAM, these systems are still not completely foolproof.

“Twitter has no tolerance for the exploitation of children sexually. According to Twitter, which is engaged in a legal dispute with Musk after the latter canceled the $44 billion takeover deal due to the existence of bots, “We aggressively combat online child sexual abuse and have significantly invested in technology and tools to enforce our policy.”


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