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Twitter blocks porn now in Germany

Twitter is one of the few social media platforms that allow pornographic content of the user. Competitors like Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat prohibit the publication of such content. Authorities in Germany but also Twitter without porn – at least as long as the platform offers no retirement verification .

Twitter profiles are blocked in this country

Because there is no way to confirm his majority on Twitter, the company has given up the pressure from Germany for the time being and blocked many different Twitter profiles with pornographic material. Officially the case has been the case since the end of 2020, but the announcement is increasingly implemented.

Users from Germany can therefore not access the content and instead receive an indication that this profile is not available in this country. The Retweets of other accounts can not be considered.

Criticism of the transparency of the measures from Germany

The gigantic sum of porn accounts on Twitter makes it almost impossible for all profiles to be blocked in Germany. In fact, the Commission for youth media protection has previously reported a small selection at accounts with pornographic contents. Most of them have either numerous followers or individual discomfort filed for these profiles. Especially the inconsistency is criticized here.

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An official statement on the measures has not yet exist. Instead, the platform has made the changes without comment. For the Commission for youth media protection, pornographic contents are not illegal \ – you just want to protect children from seeing such content. Still is unclear how it will continue in the future.

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