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Twitter Leads in Child Abuse Content on Social Media: Report



The UK-based Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has revealed that nearly half of the child abuse content in the social media space is being shared openly on micro-blogging platform Twitter.

According to a report in The Telegraph that accessed the IWF data, 49 per cent of the images, videos and URL links it found on social media, search engines and cloud services in the last three years were on Twitter – “making up 1,396 of the total 2,835 incidents”.

This is a scary incident as the child abuse images and videos slipped through Twitter’s filters and were available for anyone to see.

According to the IWF, it helps minimise the availability of online sexual abuse content, specifically child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world. The majority of its work focuses on the removal of child sexual abuse images and videos.

“We search for child sexual abuse images and videos and offer a place for the public to report them anonymously. We then have them removed,” it said on its website.

Microsoft’s Bing search engine was second in the IWF report, with 604 incidents recorded between 2016 and 2018, followed by Amazon with 375 and Google with 348.

“The IWF found 72 incidents of abuse being openly hosted on Facebook, 18 on its sister site Instagram and 22 on YouTube,” said the report.

A Twitter spokesperson replied to the IWF report: “We have serious concerns about the accuracy of these figures and the metrics used to produce them. We will continue to work with the IWF to address their concerns and improve the accuracy of their data”.

Susie Hargreaves OBE, CEO of the IWF said that “our data is accurate and recorded fairly and consistently regardless of where we find child sexual abuse material”.

Microsoft also questioned the IWF data.

Earlier reports claimed that Microsoft’s search engine Bing is still serving child porn, and certain search terms on the platform brought up child porn images and related keywords.

“Microsoft’s Bing search engine reportedly still served up child porn, nearly a year after the tech giant said it was addressing the issue.

“The news comes as part of a report in The New York Times that looks at what the newspaper says is a failure by tech companies to adequately address child pornography on their platforms,” reports CNET.

The tech giant has long been at the forefront of combating abuse imagery, even creating a detection tool called “PhotoDNA” almost a decade ago. But many criminals have turned to its search engine Bing as a reliable tool.

“Part of the issue is privacy, some companies say,” said the report.


Willow Beach closed until approximately 12 pm to manage capacity, Lake Mead Twitter account says



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Visitors enjoying the beach at Willow Beach; COURTESY: National Park Service

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Willow Beach, a popular destination for many during Memorial Day Weekend, will close for the next two hours “to manage capacity,” Lake Mead announced on Twitter Sunday morning.

Willow Beach, located on the Arizona side of the Colorado River between Lake Mead and Lake Mohave, is part of the Lake Mead National Recreation area.

It should reopen around 12 p.m., according to the tweet.

Willow Beach will be closed for the next 2 hours to manage capacity. Estimated reopening time is noon.

— Lake Mead (@lakemeadnps) May 30, 2021

Willow Beach is located 15 miles south of the Hoover Dam in Arizona off of U.S. Highway 93.

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Twitter user creates in-depth thread defending Tua Tagovailoa



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Former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is only heading into his second season in the NFL. Now as the starting quarterback of the Miami Dolphins, he’s barely had time to adjust following a brutal hip injury against in 2019 Mississippi State that almost ended his career.

Still, that isn’t enough to keep the absurd amount of haters from criticizing every move the former five-star quarterback makes nowadays.

Most recently, it was Tagovailoa talking about not knowing Miami’s playbook “really, really good” and that has somehow turned into massive criticism on social media. The attacks have been all over the place, but one Twitter user has had enough.

He goes by Reason (or @the_real_reason) and his Twitter handle is pretty accurate, if this post is any indication. In order to see the entire thread, you’ll have to click on it and then scroll through, but trust me, it is worth it.

A thread:

I’m going to address this Tua playbook thing because it seems a lot of people are incapable of reading between the lines.

Tua never said he didn’t know the playbook he said he “really, really good”, notice the stress on really twice? 1/16

— Reason (@the_real_reason) May 29, 2021

At this point, we’re going to have to wait until the season gets underway for Tagovailoa to silence his doubters, but there are plenty of reasons to buy into why that can — and should — happen.

He’s got a better understanding of the playbook, he’s had more offseason time with his teammates and the overall talent and depth around him on the offensive side of the football has been drastically improved.

Expect a massive step forward in his second season.

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Le’Veon Bell rips Adam Gase-era Jets on Twitter



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The future is bright at One Jets Drive with Robert Saleh running the show, but it wasn’t too long ago that Florham Park was a hopeless place under Adam Gase’s watch.

Gase ran the Jets into the ground throughout his two years with the team, making New York the laughingstock of football for the majority of 2020. Le’Veon Bell was one of many who was part of the trainwreck for a year and a half before his unceremonious release midway through last season.

On Thursday, Bell took to social media to provide some insight into just how bad the Gase era was, taking shots at his former team in a series of tweets.

money wise, somewhat…other than that, hell no

— Le’Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) May 27, 2021

lol the only difference with the steelers was they gave me opportunity… haven’t had that since I left, I probably need to play for a defensive minded head coach instead of these offensive minded guru’s …

— Le’Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) May 27, 2021

I had more touches in 2017 for the steelers than I had my entire time with the jets… that’s what I mean by “opportunity” weirdo

— Le’Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) May 27, 2021

I don’t consider a “HB dive” on 3rd & short of 4th & short EVERY TIME is an opportunity…we line up & they callin out the play, that’s not opportunity, on top of the play being a dive…I can’t make sh*t shake with that

— Le’Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) May 28, 2021

While Bell’s gripe with the way his time with the Jets went is somewhat warranted, there are some holes in his argument. Bell finished eighth in the NFL in touches with 311 in 2019. That does not play into his theory that he was not given enough opportunities to make plays, even if Gase’s playcalling was predictable.

Bell also flopped with the Chiefs after the Jets released him in October, rushing for just 254 yards and two touchdowns on 63 carries in nine games with Kansas City. Yardage was even tougher for Bell to come by after he left New York, indicating the 29-year-old has indeed lost a step — even if he isn’t willing to admit it.

Bell did plenty of good things off the field while he was with the Jets, but he will ultimately be remembered as a free agent signing Mike Maccagnan never should have made. Gase deserves nearly all the blame for New York’s recent failures, but Bell never did much to make himself part of the solution.

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