I will constantly praise Twitter for being one of the more fun social platforms, mostly due to its lack of censorship, but even this social network has its own issues, (perhaps due to its lack of censorship). For example, I was shocked to see this tweet recently appeared on my timeline:
Now, I’m sure what you lot are seeing, but to me – that isn’t a boy who’s 18. Or even 16. To me, that is a CHILD. Even if, by some Benjamin-Button-turn-of-events, the kid was over 18, he looks like a child. Which at the least, is creepy.
The tweet – which has since disappeared after I reported it – claims the boy has “the biggest dick in his age”, and offers to send the photos to followers.
What is perhaps most disturbing is the number of replies it garnered from dozens and dozens of Tweeters asking to see the images.
The account @cute_bait repeatedly states 18+ all over its profile and tweets, yet still appeals to boys as young as 15 with tweets like this:
Retweet if you see your age
— Cute bait boys (@cute_bait) August 26, 2019
Which not only encourages underage boys to peruse 18+ content, but to also engage with it. If you read the replies, there are boys as young as 15 and 14 replying – and then being approached by others to check their DMs. Some presenting as underage themselves, but without profile photos, who the hell knows.
This isn’t the first time that Twitter has been confronted with allegations of not taking action against paedophiles, (obviously, we don’t agree with that columnist’s right-wing views, but we agree on one thing: there is some wrong shit going down on Twitter).