Is Twitter Going To Have To Ban Porn?

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.

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28 Comments

  1. Ruby
    May 12, 04:16 Reply

    Eyah!
    All of you TwitPorn freaks…
    Go find your porn somewhere else

  2. Mandy
    May 12, 04:18 Reply

    Wiarris Bobby, the original Twitter-dick-pic lover? This concerns you. lol

  3. Peak
    May 12, 04:23 Reply

    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.

    • pinkpanthertb
      May 12, 04:31 Reply

      Hey! I’ma blogger. Everything I do, I do for the sake of news search. You never know where the next hot story will creep out from. 😀

      • Peak
        May 12, 04:41 Reply

        Off course! I ain’t seen do dick pic on KD since I began visiting many months ago. So if u arent sharing them pics here, where are u sharing them?

      • Deola
        May 12, 04:56 Reply

        Lol Peak, no find trouble this morning biko.

    • Chris
      May 12, 05:05 Reply

      Peak. Peak, Peak, , how many times have i called you, please
      allow our Pp to concentrate on his blog work and the research
      that goes with it. It has nothing to do with dicks or does it ?

    • Chris
      May 12, 05:22 Reply

      Perhaps busy working and researching on Sagba chronicles…

  4. Masked Man
    May 12, 05:33 Reply

    Chai chai chai,
    E go pain me sha…
    And I see a lot of KDians too there.
    Don’t ask me.

    • Mercury
      May 12, 05:55 Reply

      Care to mention a few!!!! *grins from ear to ear*…pleaasse!!!!!

      • Masked Man
        May 12, 06:05 Reply

        Hmm
        Well, I don’t want to start spilling.
        Just go there, you’ll see them flying in bright colours.

  5. Ace
    May 12, 05:38 Reply

    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.

  6. victor
    May 12, 06:10 Reply

    Wow, twitter had better not,what are we gonna do now?

  7. Sinnex
    May 12, 06:23 Reply

    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!

    • Chris
      May 12, 06:30 Reply

      Did i hear or just notice you @Sinnex, put somebody on a blast?
      Do you care to spill the tea?

    • Oluwadamilare Okoro
      May 12, 06:56 Reply

      Nkwokem Sinnex … what were u hoping to see? their full size picture with that of their parents, siblings and “dawgs”?

      • KyrxxX
        May 12, 09:34 Reply

        Mba!

        He should ask! I definitely would invite him to d next august meeting in my village nd introduce him to all nd sundry!

    • Teflondon
      May 12, 09:13 Reply

      **robs eyes well**
      Did I see that right?
      **sips coffee**

    • KyrxxX
      May 12, 09:29 Reply

      Lmaaaaaaaooooooooo!

      Bia Nwokem Sinnex!
      WhatdidIdo?
      Did you see me doing porn on twitter? See me biko! Am cleanly shaven! No hair cha cha!

  8. Teflondon
    May 12, 09:29 Reply

    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.

  9. trystham
    May 12, 12:35 Reply

    LAWD, WHY???? *sobs* That’s d only way I connect with my followers ke

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