The former head of Trust and Safety at the social media giant, Yoel Roth, may have been the weak link in protecting children on Twitter. Roth was also behind much of the censorship of conservatives on the platform and only recently left the company in November.
The latest #TwitterFiles report released on Twitter Friday night by Matt Taibbi included information on Roth colluding with federal officials against conservatives and blacklisting influential voices like President Trump. The federal government, along with Twitter and Facebook, interfered in the 2020 election by promoting leftist views and candidates and suppressing conservatives. Although Twitter specialized in suspending accounts, the focus may have been more concerned with politics and less on keeping kids safe.
Dinesh D’Souza retweeted one of Roth’s creepy posts that draws attention to his lack of concern for sexualizing children. D’souza weighed in, saying, “Hard to believe this creep was basically running Twitter. He sounds like he’s auditioning here for an invitation to Epstein’s island.”

 

Eliza Bleu, a human trafficking survivor advocate, told Elon Musk she thinks she found the problem on Twitter, also retweeting Yoel Roth’s questions about high school students having sex with their teachers.

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Musk responded to Bleu’s tweet, saying, “this explains a lot.” He posted part of Yoel’s Ph.D. thesis, which focused on Yoel arguing in favor of children being able to access adult internet services. He named websites like Grindr and depicted adult sites attempting to drive teens off the site as a bad thing, wondering aloud if the sites could “safely” facilitate hook-ups instead.

Bleu has been working to protect children on Twitter for years and has given examples of how Twitter has been used to harm children saying, “Twitter is a crime scene. Children are abused here.”

 

She posted an example of a young man who was harmed by Twitter’s previous policies under Yoel Roth and the other leftists running the site,

“Reminder: a 13-year-old minor survivor begged Twitter to remove a video sexually exploiting him.

Twitter reviewed the content and said NO. They had his government ID showing that he was a minor at the time.

The video had over 160k views. Over 2k retweets.”

Musk posted a cartoon Saturday showing he is not afraid to continue exposing Twitter’s darkest secrets to the public.

 

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