Hashtags Promoting Child Sex Abuse Material On Twitter Blocked Following Investigative Report

NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: The Twitter account of Elon Musk is displayed on a smartphone with a Twitter logo in the background on November 21, 2022 in Newcastle Under Lyme, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Ella Irwin, Twitter’s vice president of product trust and safety, told the outlet on Friday in an email after the report was published that the platform would conduct a “specific additional review” investigation over the weekend.
  • “As you probably know the links you shared relate to a file sharing service broadly used for a wide variety of purposes and so that makes it much harder to find the specific illegal content being posted using the hashtags in question,” Irwin told the outlet.
  • Irwin told the outlet the next day her team met over the weekend and banned the hashtags, which were already under company review.

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