Twitter planned to boost profits by monetizing adult content: report

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Twitter reportedly plans to monetize adult content on its platform this year, allowing adult creators to sell subscriptions on the microblogging platform, and become profitable in a jiffy.

According to The Verge, Twitter was set to become a competitor to adult creator website OnlyFans by allowing adult creators to use its platform in the spring of 2022.

Some adult creators reportedly still rely on Twitter to advertise their OnlyFans accounts, as posting porn does not violate its guidelines.

However, a “red team” of 84 employees found that Twitter cannot detect large-scale child sexual exploitation material (CSAM) if it allows adult content to be delivered through its platform.

Twitter also lacked tools to verify that creators and consumers of adult content were over 18.

The Red Team’s discovery actually derailed the project on Twitter.

“Twitter cannot accurately detect child sexual exploitation and large-scale non-consensual nudity,” Red Team found.

As a result, in May, after Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the purchase of Twitter for $44 billion, the company delayed the project indefinitely, the report said Tuesday evening.

“Allowing creators to start putting their content behind a paywall would mean even more illegal material would make it onto Twitter – and more of it would disappear from view. Twitter had few effective tools to find it,” notes the report. .

Twitter’s annual revenue is nearly $5 billion, a tiny amount compared to a company like Google, which made $257 billion in revenue last year.

Google and Meta have more sophisticated technology to identify CSAM, and these systems are still not proof.

“Twitter has zero tolerance for the sexual exploitation of children. We aggressively combat online child sexual abuse and have invested significantly in technology and tools to enforce our policy,” according to Twitter, which is waging a legal battle with Musk after ending the $44 billion takeover deal. on the presence of bots.

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(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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