Twitter owner Elon Musk permanently suspended an account that posted an image of a Pedophilia flag – the “Youth Attracted Person (YAP) pride flag,” declaring such content is “Not tolerated on this platform.”
The Twitter account in question posts a flag depicting pedophilia colors commenting that it was for ‘Alice Day,’ on April 25th, a “pride day” recognized by pedophiles.
The post said: “Happy Alice Day to those who celebrate! I figured, why not use today to unveil the YAP (Youth Attracted People) pride flag I designed almost a year ago?”
“I wanted to stray from the oft-used horizontal bars motif, but only a little. I wanted to retain some familiarity,” the account titled @zeebdemon also wrote.
The Twitter account of Dr. Anastasia Maria Loupis, who originally called out the tweet, posted this:
“Elon Musk suspended the person who made a pedophilia flag, Well done, Elon,” Maria Loupis wrote on Twitter.
Musk responded with this:
People praised Musk’s swift action.
“Thank you. I was temporarily suspended by old Twitter for simply saying that child-raping pedophiles should face the death penalty after being proven guilty. Big change under your ownership. Now pedophiles are no longer protected by Twitter! Keep it up,” said former congressional candidate and filmmaker Robby Starbuck.
Other users slammed the previous Twitter owner, “Parag Agarwal and Vijaya Gadde would have probably Celebrated this. Also, suspend those who raised an issue with it.”
Before Musk took ownership of Twitter last year, the company faced backlash after several of its advertisers fled the platform after discovering their ads appeared next to child pornography.
Advertisers, including DIRECTV, Thoughtworks, Dyson, Mazda, Forbes, and PBS Kids, suspended their campaigns after a Reuters report exposed the problem.
Big brands, including Walt Disney Co, NBCUniversal, Coca-Cola Co, and even a children’s hospital, were advertised on profile pages featuring child pornography, according to new research about child sex abuse online from the cybersecurity group Ghost Data.
A report from Ghost Data in September 2022 identified more than 500 accounts that openly shared or requested child sexual abuse material over a 20-day period this month on Twitter.
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