Home > News > U.K. Report Says Twitter Is Porn's Favorite Playground • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


U.K. Report Says Twitter Is Porn's Favorite Playground

U.K. Report Says Twitter Is Porn's Favorite Playground
Get XBIZ News
Feb 18, 2015 7:00 AM PST    Text size: 

LONDON — It’s no secret that the porn industry has a love affair with Twitter, but a U.K. report has put numbers to the use of the social media service and said one in every thousand tweets is porn related.

According to the U.K.’s Channel 4 News, porn stars tweet constantly to build their fan base and almost 500,000 sexual images are posted daily.

U.K. porn star Jasmine Jae, who boasts 60,000 Twitter followers, told Channel 4 News, "When I first came into the industry one of first pieces of advice was to get on Twitter. It's about building your profile, you can see who's shooting and it's a good way of contacting people. Ninety-seven percent of the work I've got is me approaching people and them approaching me on Twitter.”

But the report also pointed to the inherent danger that inappropriate images may be being viewed by underage users. Although Twitter allows content to be marked “adults-only,” it doesn’t restrict porn like other major social media outlets. The report claimed that of the U.K.'s 15 million Twitter users, about a million are under 18.

Adult performer Lexi Lowe said that the warning can help prevent viewing by minors and that she tries to make it clear that her account is for adults only.

In light of recent mandatory U.K. Internet restrictions and filtering of adult content, the report cited some in the industry that believe Twitter should follow suit and restrict some material.

Publisher Paul Raymond’s Mark Hassell said, "I think Twitter should look at filtering and putting in an 18+ restriction. I think everyone in the adult industry would think that's the right thing. We have children and younger family members and don't want them seeing stuff that is too full-on and inappropriate."

But free speech advocates pointed out that controls could inadvertently censor sexual health sites that are unaware that their message is being blocked.

Twitter would not respond to Channel 4 regarding the story but said only about 0.1 percent of its daily content is adult related.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


Cam World: Camming and Toys Go Hand in Hand

There is nothing more satisfying than pleasure, especially if it is sexual. The size or the presentation of the stimulus does not matter if the sensations and tension the body receives transform the way... More »

Cam World: Injecting Personality Into Your Room

Since the last issue of Cam World, I’ve made some significant life changes. I’m working from Colombia now. This was a decision that was not entered into lightly, but change gives you a chance... More »

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ World magazine, the industry's leading e-commerce trade publication, delivering in-depth coverage of the online, mobile and ancillary digital markets.



Mar 31 - Apr 02
Denver, CO.

Eurowebtainment 2017

May 17 - May 20
Majorca, Spain

XBIZ Retreat

May 30 - Jun 03
Miami, Florida

XBIZ Miami 2017

May 30 - Jun 02
Miami, Florida
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!