New Twitter owner Elon Musk says addressing the problem of child-sexual-exploitation content on the social media platform is “Priority #1.”
Musk made the declaration in a tweet last Sunday night in response to a post about the issue.
Eliza Bleu, an advocate for human trafficking survivors, says the three biggest hashtags for selling CSE on Twitter had been “virtually eliminated.”
In a tweet Saturday, she also said that under Musk’s just weeks-long ownership, Twitter’s reporting system now includes an option to report such content, according to the news outlet ADN America.
Twitter had been criticized for being slow to act on removing child porn.
In Jan. 2021, site moderators did not remove widely shared pornographic images and videos of a teenage sex trafficking victim because it determined it did not violate the company’s polices, which resulted in a lawsuit, the news outlet also reports.
Over 30 brands left the platform in September after their ads appeared alongside tweets soliciting CSE, reported Reuters.