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Just as porn is inseparable from the bodies that engage in it, the marketplace has now become inseparable from the deluge of harrowing and nauseating content demanded of it. Twitter is right to put a stop to the monetisation of adult content, but to do so on the basis that child sexual abuse material is an unintended consequence misunderstands the issue. This is no longer a bug, but a feature of the porn industry at large.

A bit of news about Twitter (it was news to me) but also some hard-hitting talk about pornography in general with no dithering about "selling sex". His main point being that child pornography is an inevitable result of the nature of pornographic desire: the escalating demand for ever-more taboo acts. And therefore it's impossible to separate "good" porn from "bad" porn.

Also Twitter doesn’t do anything about MAP hashtags and those who object to that sort of content tend to be more likely to be suspended than the ones promoting CSA.

I wonder if Twitter mod job adverts say ‘please be an woman hating AGP with disturbing paedophilic tendencies and only rule against tweets and accounts which you personally find triggering.’

the fact that they have a whole separate reporting process for pedophilic content and pedophiles that's 100x harder to use than the regular report button speaks volumes.

I found this quote particularly impactful: "Porn is often waved away as selling “sex” ... as if “sex” can be separated from the physical body performing it and conceptualised in the abstract....What porn is actually selling — in the same manner as prostitution — is the body that performs those sex acts. "