Is Twitter Going To Have To Ban Porn?

A user scrolls through a Twitter feed on the screen of an Apple Inc. iPhone 5 smartphone in this arranged photograph taken in London, U.K., on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Twitter Inc.'s initial public offering documents suggested a valuation of $12.8 billion for the microblogging service, underscoring the seven-year rise of a still unprofitable company that has helped revolutionize how people share information. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

You hear that? It’s the sound of porn stars and porn lovers screaming and crying because they might not be able tweet out or ogle dick pics anymore.

Yes, Twitter has a porn problem. The company is having some major trouble right now in terms of growth and profit, and as Business Insider reports, one continual thorn in their side is the issue of pornographic content and how it doesn’t sit well with advertisers.

Now, Twitter has software that’s supposed to prevent serving ads on pages with adult content, but this hasn’t always worked. On top of that, let’s just look at the numbers here: It’s estimated that at least 10 million Twitter accounts are devoted totally to tweeting pornography, and that 1 out of every 1000 tweets is pornographic.

Also: “Ads on Twitter are targeted based on a user’s interests, location, accounts followed, and so on — not the specific content they are viewing at any one time. That means there is always the chance a paid-for ad can appear next to porn, which can be turned into the kind of headlines that worry advertisers.”

Given that Twitter needs every advertising penny they can find right now, this kind of spells doom for all the porn sharing that’s been rampant since Twitter’s beginnings.

29 thoughts on “Is Twitter Going To Have To Ban Porn?

  1. Hmmm why do I feel like PP and Deola will be one of the most affected? I mean deola can blame his addiction on research, PP dearest, what excuse do you ve for your addiction? Don’t bother denying it, I ve heard gist that you can ogle for the whole of the east and about ur dickpic sharing ways.

  2. I never was big on Twitter but one thing I loved about it was the ability to see uncensored pictures that were unavailable on other social media outlets. This is bad news.

  3. Good raddiance to bad rubbish. Some time you’d want to meet a gay nigerian guy on Twitter and the only thing you see when you go through is profile are dick pictures, you try to go through his followers and you get fellow dick lovers who only upload dick pictures….Hello, Kryxx!

  4. I use Twitter for football tweets and football related things only.. So for me.. This is just another irrelevant news.

    OAN
    How do you guys find eachother outside of KD. (Talking abt those that didn’t know eachother before KD) I mean Yall got time. All the stalking is a bit creepy to me.. If you ask me Or maybe I’m just being unnecessarily paranoid.. I should probably calm my titties.

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