Lisa Ann, a former pornstar, wants Elon Musk to prohibit X-rated content on Twitter
When Elon Musk takes over Twitter, an ex-porn actress has urged that X-rated content be banned, accusing the social media giant of being “the largest distributor of illicit content to minors.”
Lisa Ann, 49, who rose to prominence in the adult film industry by parodying Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin in multiple movies, said on her podcast this week that Musk must act to safeguard minors.
“I’m hoping Elon Musk takes a step forward and says, ‘We’re not doing this anymore,’ and if we are, you’ll have to enter your birthdate, there will have to be an ID situation, there will be layers to this sh-t,” she remarked.
Ann stated that her message and her profession as a pornographic film actress were not incompatible.
“Yes, I did porn for many years of my life, and I’m not trying to hide my past,’ as people ask me on social media every day while I’m dressed, ‘Why are you trying to deny your past?’ “You’re this and that,” she explained.
“I’m not,” she clarified, “I’m just developing, and we’re all free to evolve.” “So my dislike for porn on social media has nothing to do with porn, except that you’re sharing it on platforms that don’t have an age limit.”
The Washington Post has reached out to Twitter for comment.
Although users are not allowed to publish explicit content in profile photographs, header images, or live feeds, Twitter is one of the few social networking networks that enables pornography.
Nudity and adult content are not permitted on Facebook or Instagram.
Pornographic content can be posted in tweets, but the person who shares it must classify the account as sensitive, which causes a warning box to appear, prompting users to declare whether they want to read it.
Twitter’s terms of service state that the firm has the right to delete accounts dedicated entirely to sexual content, but the company has been negligent in enforcing this rule.
After the board of directors authorised his $44 billion takeover proposal last month, Musk, 50, is in the process of buying out Twitter shareholders and taking the firm private.
Musk has promised to end censorship on Twitter in public speeches.