One in every thousand tweets is porn, says UK Channel 4

Feb 17, 2015
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UK’s Channel 4 is concerned that Twitter publishes hundreds of thousands of dirty images every day, potentially allowing children open access to one of the world’s largest stores of explicit photos. According to Twitter, however, such images represent as little as 0.1 per cent of daily content.

One in every thousand tweets is porn

Channel 4 News investigation into the extent of the site’s porn community has revealed that as many as 500,000 sexual images are posted daily, including images of hardcore and extreme sexual practices.

The porn industry sees Twitter as one of the few remaining social media outlets for its products.

Facebook and Instagram do not allow pornography, and neither does the video service Vine, which is owned by Twitter. Twitter bans users from having pornographic profile photos, but has no restrictions on the posting of such images.

Our analysis suggests roughly one in every thousand tweets is a pornographic image. There are more pictures of porn than there are of pets.

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[…] UK) – Leading UK porn-stars Lexi Lowe and Jasmine Jae have appeared on Channel 4 News to discuss their use of Twitter as a promotional tool for part of an investigation by Channel 4 into the extent of Twitter’s porn […]

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