Twitter Facing Billions In Fines Over Not Protecting Minors From Porn, According To Reports

 Twitter Facing Billions In Fines Over Not Protecting Minors From Porn, According To Reports

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Twitter can possibly face billions in fines after reportedly failing to protect minors from accessing and viewing pornography on its platform, NY Post reports. 

Twitter may be gearing up for a federal investigation after executives reportedly found in an internal study that the company doesn’t block underage users from viewing and uploading porn, breaching their consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission. Unlike any other social media platform, Twitter allows porn on its site.

“Twitter cannot accurately detect child sexual exploitation and non-consensual nudity at scale,”

the researchers wrote in April, according to the Verge, per the outlet. This includes images such as child porn, revenge porn, and non-consensual

“upskirt”

photos. Although regulators haven’t responded to the report thus far, Twitter’s failures can cost the social media giant $5 billion in fines if it is found that they have gone against the Federal Trade Commission’s policy. The FTC official states that Twitter

“shall not misrepresent the extent to which it protects the security and privacy of users,”

per the outlet. Twitter, which is still in an ongoing court battle with Elon Musk to sell him the company for $44 billion, replied to the probe by saying they have a

“zero tolerance for child sexual exploitation.”

“We aggressively fight online child sexual abuse and have invested significantly in technology and tools to enforce our policy”

the company added.

#Clique, what are your thoughts?

Tatiana Tait

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