Elon Musk is tackling the issue of child sexual exploitation on Twitter, after years of inactivity under the platform’s former leadership.
Published on 21.11.2022
Tesmanian reports that : Elon Musk has started tackling the issue of posting child sexual exploitation material on Twitterafter years of inactivity of the platform on the subject under the former management.
Elon Musk began addressing the issue of posting content demonstrating child sexual exploitation on Twitter after years of the platform’s inactivity on the subject under the former leadership. Previously, the platform did not comprehensively address the issue of posting content demonstrating the sexual exploitation of children.
The problem of publishing pornographic content showing child sexual exploitation (CSE) on various internet resources is deeply worrying. While many platforms are fighting this problem by using tools that allow them to find and remove this type of content, Twitter, before being acquired by Elon Musk, did not make any real efforts in this area for years. years.
Eliza Blue, survivor of human trafficking and advocate for victims, has taken this fight to the next level. In an interview with Tesmanian, she said that for two years she has been trying to get Twitter to take concrete action, while other advocates have been working on this for 10 years. Throughout this time, Twitter has actually done nothing meaningful to combat the problem. For ten years, the platform has not had an appropriate reporting form for content containing material relating to child sexual abuse.
Thanks to the efforts of Eliza and those who supported her, in February 2022Twitter added a feature to easily report child sexual exploitation material, which was a huge victory in a years-long struggle. However, a few months later, Twitter “removed the easy reporting system for surviving minors. This was deeply disturbing news, as it is difficult to find a reasonable reason why the ability for platform users to easily report ESE content was removed.
On October 28, Twitter, with all its problems, many of which were hidden, was sold to Elon Musk. Eliza now had to work with the new CEO to find a solution. Already on November 19, she reported on the progress of their cooperation, emphasizing that the new management of the company takes the CSE problem seriously and published an amazing news: the three most popular hashtags used to sell child pornography material on Twitter are almost completely cleaned up.
Eliza also noted that last week Twitter added an option to directly report child sexual exploitation (on tweets containing images/videos). This option was not available before and the reporting tool was hard to find.
For those who don’t know yet, last week Twitter added a direct reporting option for child sexual exploitation. (ONLY for tweets containing images/videos). This option was not available before and it was a separate form that was not easy to find.
First Tweet: I am grateful to see these changes.
For those who don’t already know, Twitter last week added a direct reporting option for child sexual exploitation. (ONLY for tweets containing images/videos). This option was not available before and was a separate form that was not easy to find. I am grateful to see these changes.
The concrete measures taken by Twitter to combat content containing elements of the CSE came less than three weeks after Musk took over the platform. This is an extremely encouraging signal which testifies to its determination to solve the existing problem. In no time, Musk made possible what the old leadership hadn’t done for ten years.
However, there is still a lot of work to do. Solving an existing problem is not as easy as it seems at first glance, and this process has many pitfalls. As someone who is working hard to combat the issue and has knowledge in this area, Eliza can offer advice on how to clear up the CSE documents on Twitter and hopes to share her knowledge with Musk. Additionally, she believes the technologies and AI Tesla is developing can help solve the problem globally, not just within the platform.
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