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Elon Musk Targets SILENT CRY Child Sex Exploitation On Twitter As ‘Priority #1’

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For newly minted Twitter CEO and owner Elon Musk, overhauling the controversy-plagued social media site is serious business. And now he says “priority #1” is removing child sexual exploitation content from the platform. For example, Eliza Bleu, a survivor of human trafficking and an advocate for victims, tweeted in September that Twitter initially did not remove a video of a 13-year-old boy being exploited–even after the young man reached out to the platform’s executives. It took nine days for the company to remove the video and that was largely in part due to the intervention of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security agent, Business Insider reports. Bleu has been instrumental in calling out the platform for allowing child sex abusers to post content on the site. According to a site named Tesmanian, which follows Musk’s many projects and companies, Bleu has been trying to remove child porn on the app for two years while other advocates have been pressuring the platform for more than 10 years. Their efforts have fallen on deaf ears until now. Less than a month after taking over the site, Musk “cleaned out” the three most popular hashtags that had been used to sell child sexual abuse material and added a direct reporting option for child sexual exploitation… (READ MORE)

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