Twitter has begun to thoroughly crack down on the proliferation of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) across its worldwide platform, and some believe it has everything to do with the rise of its new owner, Elon Musk, and the departure of ex-Trust and Safety czar, Yoel Roth.
First reported in a lengthy Twitter thread by the self-described human-trafficking advocate and one-time survivor, Eliza Bleu, Twitter has updated its tweet reporting system, making it easier than ever for users to report indecent and grotesque acts of CSAM being openly peddled on its platform for years.
Often hidden behind secret hashtags and uploaded by internet pedophiles, Eliza Blue claims that three of the largest of such hashtags have successfully been removed from the platform, paving the way for a safer, more secure online community.
Bleu also makes the shocking allegation that in 2021 alone, there were thousands of reports of sexual exploitation of children, though the actual number of abusive incidents could be much higher.
In a 2021 lawsuit started against the social media platform by a former victim of sexual abuse, court documents revealed that previous Twitter management refused to remove certain CSAM materials from the website when initially reported by users, as it “didn’t violate any of their policies.” In some cases, the company even profited from its circulation.
“Twitter has been made aware of these hashtags on many occasions but continues to index them and utilize them for advertising revenue,” documents claimed.
But while the removal of a large swath of offensive CSAM is being celebrated in the public space, the question remains as to who is ultimately responsible for the purge. Many people, Bleu included, have taken to applauding the new CEO of Twitter, Elon Musk, who ascended to the position with some controversy after acquiring the social media company in October.
Even Musk himself seems to affirm the narrative, having come out in defense of children and those who would use his new acquisition to prey upon them. When Twitter user, EvaFoxU tweeted “Elon Musk has begun addressing the issue of posting child sexual exploitation content on Twitter after years of the platform’s inactivity on the subject under past management,” Musk himself replied, “(It is) Priority #1.”
Still, some believe that it wasn’t just Elon’s arrival that was the sole factor in the creation of the new Twitter policy. Some believe that it also had everything to do with the sudden resignation of Twitter’s ex-trust and safety czar, 35-year-old, Yoel Roth.
Roth—who is both gay and Jewish—often used the platform as a soapbox for left-wing extremism. He drew ire for his leftist screeds while simultaneously holding a top position at trust and safety to censor users whose political beliefs opposed his own. Despite the ideological differences between Roth and his one-time boss, Elon Musk, the pair appeared to be getting along fine, even amid a rash of employee terminations that gut the company of 7.500 redundant staff members.
It wasn’t until Roth suddenly resigned—and subsequently penned an article in the New York Times outlining a strategy for rendering Twitter politically irrelevant via app store bans and restricting advertiser revenue—did Roth’s hostility to his former White boss become apparent.
But with trust and safety now without a lead moderator, how could CSAM on Twitter be going down? In a document now shared by thousands of users on the social media app, Telegram, a morally dubious 300-page dissertation titled “Gay Data“—written in 2016 during Roth’s time at the University of Pennsylvania—Roth bemoaned that not enough was being done on social media to “safely connect queer young adults” and that traditional methods to shield kids from sexual experiences were too repressive.
“These accounts echo many of the classic tropes of online child safety narratives…the need to impose strict, top-down controls on how minors use the internet; a digital reincarnation of “stranger danger” in the figure of the older male sexual predator; and the importance of raising children to be safety-savvy and highly private,” said Roth, in reference to instances where older men were being charged for statutory rape of teenage boys met on the homosexual hook-up app, Grindr. “Yet, absent from these discussions is even a cursory recognition that the new medium of gay-targeted social networking may be a crucial social outlet for gay, bisexual, and questioning youth.”
The uncovering of Roth’s “Gay Data” paper has led some to believe that Roth himself may have been the one responsible for the lack of action against CSAM flooding Twitter’s darkest, dingiest corners.
Pro-White activist and chairman of the National Justice Party, Mike Peinovich, had this to say when confronted with evidence of Roth’s history of CSAM-enabling, “…I speculated that Yoel Roth, a homosexual Jew who was Twitter’s trust and safety head until last week, was blocking the reforms Musk has now implemented to shut down the sharing of Child sex abuse material using the excuse of “protecting LGBT youth. Well, some friends found Roth’s dissertation in which he argues against the restrictive nature of traditional child safety watchdogs and talks about making Twitter and even Grindr an inclusive space for underage gay hookups.”
While speculative, Peinovich is confident that the link between Roth’s departure and Twitter’s new anti-CSAM approach are linked at the hip. The Justice Report reached out to Peinovich for further comment, which he graciously obliged
“It’s speculative whether or not Roth was the one in fact delaying simple and easy reforms to protect children on Twitter,” said Peinovich, who at one point amassed a Twitter following of tens of thousands before being silenced for discussing his pro-White political beliefs on the platform. “But it is notable that his dissertation was written on how traditional methods of protecting children are too restrictive.”
The exposure of adolescents to Homosexual lifestyles and propaganda has a history of disastrous, and oftentimes deadly results. Just last week, a 61-year-old teacher and well-known”transgender activist” was arrested in connection to a triple homicide resulting in the stabbing and shooting death of a lesbian couple and their teenage son. This Saturday in Colorado, a mass shooting erupted at a notorious gay bar that saw five people killed during a drag show attended by children. The alleged shooter, Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, identifies as “non-binary.”
The story of Twitter’s acquisition by Elon Musk and the subsequent banning of CSAM material across the platform is ongoing and the Justice Report will continue to provide updates as they emerge.
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