Twitter is cracking down on accounts that exploit children.
During a recent Q&A hosted on Twitter, CEO Elon Musk shared some information regarding the blue bird’s efforts to crack down on accounts that exploit children —historically a huge problem for the social media giant.
“I think we’ve actually had like a really good case of crowdsourcing of having people on Twitter actually help solve the child exploitation stuff,” Musk said Saturday. “It is true — yes — Twitter has done more to stop child exploitation in the last month than probably the last ten years.”
“That’s insane,” Musk added. “It kind of blows my mind, frankly, and we’re gonna keep doing it — It’s always gonna be number one. I mean, it’s like kids can’t defend themselves —so, we must.”
“Kids can’t defend themselves so we must.” –@elonmusk
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From The Daily Wire:
Andrea Stoppa, founder of cybersecurity group Ghost Data, had personally funded research into the issue earlier this year after receiving a tip about the problem’s severity. The report allegedly found more than 500 accounts soliciting child sex abuse material that appeared alongside or on profile pages of at least 30 major advertisers’ Twitter accounts, which led some of those companies to pull or pause their ad services from the social media platform.
Following his initial analysis last September, Stroppa and Twitter’s Trust and Safety team said the social media platform had updated a mechanism to detect past and present content related to CSAM at a much “faster, more efficient, and more aggressive” speed, which has approximately doubled the daily suspension rate of accounts promoting the egregious material.
“No mercy for those who are involved in these illegal activities,” Stroppa said, adding Twitter will find such “illicit” content and act accordingly despite when it had been published.
Eliza Bleu, a survivor advocate of those affected by human trafficking, has been speaking out against Twitter’s child pornography problem since shortly after joining the platform in 2019.
Bleu told The Daily Wire she was “floored” after seeing the latest report of how many profiles were removed.
“I don’t think I thought any of this stuff was possible at the scale that they’re removing it now,” Bleu said. “The only thing is they’re just gonna have to keep it up, keep innovating, and continue to make it their top priority.”
“I feel like I’m witnessing a miracle,” she added.
More over at The Daily Wire:
"Child pornography and other sexual abuse material on Twitter has been documented on the platform for well over the last decade."https://t.co/M6HxmlyRV5
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