Twitter takes a stand against pornography

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has reported this week that Twitter is taking a stand against pornography on its platform. 

Twitter is now blocking several pornography-related search terms—particularly from results in the “Photos” and “Videos” section of the social media platform.

Now when users type in hashtags or keywords traditionally associated with pornography, they get this message:

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Text: “Nothing came up for your search, which is a little weird. Maybe check what you searched for and try again.”

Australia's eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant tweeted that she was looking forward to hearing more. 

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At long last, Twitter is beginning to take responsibility for creating a sexploitation-free online environment. It’s encouraging to see a social media platform taking steps to combat the flood of cyber-based sexual harassment and pornography online.

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NCOSE is encouraging users to take to Twitter using the hashtag #ThanksTwitter - Click here to participate.

Read the full article  on the NCOSE website here

Read about Twitter's latest safety update here


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