BBC News: Calls for Twitch to police ‘sexual streaming’

BBC News: Calls for Twitch to police ‘sexual streaming’. “Scroll through the In Real Life (IRL) section of streaming site Twitch and you could be forgiven for thinking, now and then, that you have landed on a camgirl site. Scattered among the artists, cooks and professional eaters are a growing band of young women wearing revealing clothing while they game. Some go further and entertain fans by dancing or by doing a series of suggestive exercises, like squats, to tempt people to subscribe to their channel or to hand over Twitch’s micro-currency – bits.”

TechCrunch: Senators introduce revenge porn bill

TechCrunch: Senators introduce revenge porn bill. “Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Richard Burr (R-NC) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), as well as Rep. Jackie Speier introduced a bill today to address revenge porn. The bill, Ending Nonconsenual Online User Graphic Harassment (ENOUGH) Act of 2017, is designed to address the unwanted sharing of private, explicit images.”

Bloomberg Quint: Block Porn or Be Blocked, Indonesia Warns Google, Twitter

Bloomberg Quint: Block Porn or Be Blocked, Indonesia Warns Google, Twitter. “Indonesia has threatened to bar the world’s biggest social-media providers from operating in the country unless they comply with stringent demands to filter pornography and other content deemed obscene.”

Lauren Weinstein: Facebook’s Staggeringly Stupid and Dangerous Plan to Fight Revenge Porn

Lauren Weinstein: Facebook’s Staggeringly Stupid and Dangerous Plan to Fight Revenge Porn. “I’m old enough to have seen a lot of seriously stupid ideas involving the Internet. But no matter how incredibly asinine, shortsighted, and nonsensical any given concept may be, there’s always room for somebody to come up with something new that drives the needle even further into the red zone of utterly moronic senselessness. And the happy gang over at Facebook has now pushed that poor needle so hard that it’s bent and quivering in total despair.”

TechCrunch: Twitter makes another rule change; this time tackling revenge porn

TechCrunch: Twitter makes another rule change; this time tackling revenge porn. “In the latest of its (likely fruitless) attemptsto govern the seething mob that comprises its user base, Twitter rolled out a change in how it oversees the publication of what it euphemistically referred to as ‘intimate media.’ The latest rule change intends to combat yet another toxic Twitter problem; the prevalence of revenge porn throughout its network.”

Phys.org: Social media culture can encourage risky and inappropriate posting behaviour, new study suggests

Phys.org: Social media culture can encourage risky and inappropriate posting behaviour, new study suggests. “The use of social media is pervasive among young adults, but not all posted content is necessarily appropriate. Now a new study by the University of Plymouth investigates why young adults might post content on social media that contains sexual or offensive material.”

BBC: YouTube child protection mechanism ‘failing’

BBC: YouTube child protection mechanism ‘failing’. “YouTube’s child protection mechanism is breaking down, according to some of the company’s volunteer watchdogs. There’s a constant anxiety that those seeking to abuse or groom young children will use social media to reach them – and YouTube is aware of the problem. The video-sharing site has a special network of volunteers, called Trusted Flaggers, who help identify worrisome posts and comments on the network.”