Rolling Stone: Sex Workers Worry They’re Going to Be Purged From Twitter

Rolling Stone: Sex Workers Worry They’re Going to Be Purged From Twitter. “Compared to other social platforms, Twitter has historically been relatively adult-friendly, allowing adult content on its platform where competitors like Instagram and Tumblr have purged such content from their sites. Still, it’s not uncommon for individual sex workers’ accounts to be suspended from large platforms for violating terms of service when users attempt to skirt guidelines about nudity or sexual content. It’s rare, however, for the accounts of large websites like ModelCentro or Clips4Sale to be subject to such treatment.”

India Today: Searching porn on Google in UP? Govt will now monitor and send messages to internet users

India Today: Searching porn on Google in UP? Govt will now monitor and send messages to internet users. UP in this case is Uttar Pradesh, a state in India. “The UP Police on Saturday said that a new team called the ‘UP Women Powerline 1090’ has been set up to monitor people’s internet activities. The team will get alerts if a person searches for porn on the internet. Following this, the Police will reach out to the person to prevent ‘crimes against women’. “

Mashable: Lips is a new social network where sexual expression is welcome

Mashable: Lips is a new social network where sexual expression is welcome. “There are fewer and fewer places for sex workers, sex educators, and adult content creators to find a home online. Lips, a new social network geared towards free sexual expression, aims to provide that space. Founder Annie Brown and her team want users — sex workers, erotic artists, queer people, activists, and more — to post without fear of censorship or harassment.”

BuzzFeed News: Thousands Of Women Have No Idea A Telegram Network Is Sharing Fake Nude Images Of Them

BuzzFeed News: Thousands Of Women Have No Idea A Telegram Network Is Sharing Fake Nude Images Of Them. “Over 680,000 women have no idea their photos were uploaded to a bot on the messaging app Telegram to produce photo-realistic simulated nude images without their knowledge or consent, according to tech researchers. The tool allows people to create a deepfake, a computer-generated image, of a victim from a single photo.”

Military Times: ‘Thirst-trap’ posts on TikTok raise questions about military social media policies

Military Times: ‘Thirst-trap’ posts on TikTok raise questions about military social media policies. “A few weeks back, a TikTok post of two female soldiers dancing to Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ made the rounds on Twitter, prompting heated discussions about everything from issues on moonlighting and poor conduct to misogyny and sexism. But these two soldiers were just a few of many — men and women — accused of posting ‘thirst trap’ videos to TikTok. For those who aren’t aware, Urban Dictionary defines ‘thirst trap’ as ‘a sexy photograph or flirty message posted on social media for the intent of causing others to publicly profess their attraction. This is done not to actually respond or satisfy any of this attraction, but to feed the posters ego or need for attention.’”

The MTA has a porn problem: Metro-North station websites feature X-rated search titles (Queens Daily Eagle)

Queens Daily Eagle: The MTA has a porn problem: Metro-North station websites feature X-rated search titles . “The website titles for at least 16 Metro-North stations contain an X-rated message in the Google search results — quite a surprise for anyone looking up Hudson Line train times…. The same dirty description — Flirtatious An*l D*ldo For C*ck Hungry Blonde Sl*t — accompanies 13 stations along the Hudson Line, including Metro-North platforms in Riverdale, Greystone, Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown, Scarborough, Ossining, Croton Harmon, Cortlandt, Garrison, Cold Spring and Breakneck Ridge. That’s one way to get page views. But the MTA says the issue is actually Google’s fault.” Asterisks NOT mine for once, but I’m certainly fine with leaving them there.

TNW: Google ad portal equated ‘Black girls’ with porn

TNW: Google ad portal equated ‘Black girls’ with porn. “Google’s Keywords Planner, which helps advertisers choose which search terms to associate with their ads, offered hundreds of keyword suggestions related to ‘Black girls,’ ‘Latina girls,’ and ‘Asian Girls’ — the majority of them pornographic, The Markup found in its research. Searches in the keyword planner for ‘boys’ of those same ethnicities also primarily returned suggestions related to pornography.”

France24: Marie-Antoinette and lover’s censored letters deciphered

France24: Marie-Antoinette and lover’s censored letters deciphered. “Love letters between the ill-fated French queen Marie-Antoinette and her lover, which contain key passeges rendered illegible by censor marks, have been deciphered using new techniques, the French National Archives said on Wednesday. The revealed passages are further confirmation of the steamy relationship between Marie-Antoinette and Count de Fersen, who were writing to each other two years after the 1789 French revolution.”

FBI: FBI Warns of Child Sexual Abuse Material Being Displayed During Zoom Meetings

FBI: FBI Warns of Child Sexual Abuse Material Being Displayed During Zoom Meetings. “The COVID-19 crisis has caused many organizations and schools to conduct virtual meetings/events, some of which are open to the public. Additionally, links to many virtual events are being shared online, resulting in a lack of vetting of approved participants. During the last few months, the FBI has received more than 195 reports of incidents throughout the United States and in other countries in which a Zoom participant was able to broadcast a video depicting child sexual abuse material (CSAM). The FBI considers this activity to be a violent crime, as every time child sexual abuse material is viewed, the depicted child is re-victimized. Furthermore, anyone who inadvertently sees child sexual abuse material depicted during a virtual event is potentially a victim as well.”

Brisbane Times: Facebook delete group where young men allegedly shared revenge porn

Brisbane Times: Facebook delete group where young men allegedly shared revenge porn . “Facebook is attempting to delete the accounts of young men in charge of a Facebook group where revenge porn was allegedly shared and men talked about being violent to women. The private Facebook group, called ‘Melb guy pals’, had almost 7000 members and was shut down by Facebook on Friday for violating the social media giant’s community standards.”

The Next Web: Porn sites have turned coronavirus into a viral marketing scheme — and it’s working

The Next Web: Porn sites have turned coronavirus into a viral marketing scheme — and it’s working. “While the coronavirus pandemic is forcing governments across the world to put entire nations under lockdown, adult entertainment companies have found a way to spin this health crisis into yet another opportunity to make you watch more porn — and according to data, the strategy is working.”

The Next Web: A massive cache of stolen OnlyFans videos have been dumped online

The Next Web: A massive cache of stolen OnlyFans videos have been dumped online. “Someone has leaked terabytes of content stolen from OnlyFans, a subscription site popular among influencers, sex workers, and pornographic actors. Photos and videos of specific users and performers is now out from behind the site’s paywall, meaning content creators are no longer able to profit from their work. And it doesn’t seem like there’s anything they can do.” As the article indicates, it’s not clear at all what happened or even how much material was released.