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posted by hubie on Thursday June 06, @06:04AM   Printer-friendly
from the reason-he-called-it-X dept.

Butts, breasts, and genitals now explicitly allowed on Elon Musk's X

Adult content has always proliferated on Twitter, but the platform now called X recently clarified its policy to officially allow "consensually produced and distributed adult nudity or sexual behavior."

X's rules seem simple. As long as content is "properly labeled and not prominently displayed," users can share material—including AI-generated or animated content—"that is pornographic or intended to cause sexual arousal."

"We believe that users should be able to create, distribute, and consume material related to sexual themes as long as it is consensually produced and distributed," X's policy said.

The policy update seemingly reflects X's core mission to defend all legal speech. It protects a wide range of sexual expression, including depictions of explicit or implicit sexual behavior, simulated sexual intercourse, full or partial nudity, and close-ups of genitals, buttocks, or breasts.

[....] none of this content can be monetized

[....] adult content is also prohibited from appearing in live videos, profile pictures, headers, list banners, or community cover photos.

[....] now requires content warnings so that "users who do not wish to see it can avoid it" and "children below the age of 18 are not exposed to it."

Is it called Free speech because you can't monetize it?


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  • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 06, @07:34AM (5 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 06, @07:34AM (#1359513)

    Is it called Free speech because you can monetize it?

    FTFY.

    The reason for the new content is that Musk wants to look at porn but having the excuse of policing Twitter: I'm putting free hours in, see it is monetized.

    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by zocalo on Thursday June 06, @07:53AM (4 children)

      by zocalo (302) on Thursday June 06, @07:53AM (#1359514)
      The strategy is clearly to lure more users [back] to Twitter/X, harvest as much data as possible, then both sell that data to advertisers, and use it to push ads to viewers. Same as any other social media company. They're saying that the suckers providing the content and/or their personal data/preferences for free can't monetize the data, not that Twitter/X can't.
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      UNIX? They're not even circumcised! Savages!
      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 06, @12:03PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 06, @12:03PM (#1359527)

        And don't forget to provide more training material for his AI in development.

      • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Thursday June 06, @01:33PM

        by JoeMerchant (3937) on Thursday June 06, @01:33PM (#1359535)

        I think the timing is planned to climax the controversy in November.

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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by Barenflimski on Thursday June 06, @08:00AM (1 child)

    by Barenflimski (6836) on Thursday June 06, @08:00AM (#1359515)

    I don't know much about social media, but what I do know is that the only people I see on Twitter/X are degenerates, ho's and AI.

    Who's complaining about pr0n/

    • (Score: 5, Funny) by c0lo on Thursday June 06, @08:50AM

      by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Thursday June 06, @08:50AM (#1359520) Journal

      people I see on Twitter/X are degenerates, ho's and AI.

      That conjunction, is it all at once (bitwise-OR)?

      (asking because I'm occasionally seeing un-degenerated natural stupidity too)

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by PiMuNu on Thursday June 06, @08:05AM (3 children)

    by PiMuNu (3823) on Thursday June 06, @08:05AM (#1359516)

    > legal speech

    What about those jurisdictions where pron is not legal at all. Or where some pron is legal and some is not?

    • (Score: 5, Funny) by c0lo on Thursday June 06, @08:58AM (1 child)

      by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Thursday June 06, @08:58AM (#1359521) Journal

      What about those jurisdictions where pron is not legal at all.

      In those jurisdictions, it isn't porn, it's ‘legitimate form of artistic expression.’ [citation] [aljazeera.com]


      The revised policy, which was updated over the weekend, states that “users should be able to create, distribute, and consume material related to sexual themes as long as it is consensually produced and distributed”.

      “Sexual expression, whether visual or written, can be a legitimate form of artistic expression,” it says.

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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoFiw2jMy-0 https://soylentnews.org/~MichaelDavidCrawford
      • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Username on Thursday June 06, @01:49PM

        by Username (4557) on Thursday June 06, @01:49PM (#1359539)

        Religious people probably would chastise over it, but would accept it if it happens in private and requires to opt in to view it.

        The problem is there a strong contingent of people who will never accept others people's way of life and do everything they can to expose Religious people or children to their sexual perversions and evade the tags.

    • (Score: 2) by hendrikboom on Thursday June 06, @05:08PM

      by hendrikboom (1125) Subscriber Badge on Thursday June 06, @05:08PM (#1359563) Homepage Journal

      That's what the content warnings are for, so that people in those jurisdictions can avoid watching unlawful content on X.

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Ingar on Thursday June 06, @09:35AM (5 children)

    by Ingar (801) on Thursday June 06, @09:35AM (#1359523) Homepage Journal

    Last time I checked neither breasts nor genitals are used when speaking.

    Butts on the other hand, are a necessity when talking out of your ass.

    • (Score: 5, Touché) by VanessaE on Thursday June 06, @01:36PM (4 children)

      by VanessaE (3396) <vanessa.e.dannenberg@gmail.com> on Thursday June 06, @01:36PM (#1359536) Journal

      Well, acting like a dick is still a form of free speech, so...

      • (Score: 3, Funny) by Ingar on Thursday June 06, @02:59PM (2 children)

        by Ingar (801) on Thursday June 06, @02:59PM (#1359547) Homepage Journal

        Only assholes act like dicks.

        • (Score: 2) by zocalo on Thursday June 06, @03:01PM

          by zocalo (302) on Thursday June 06, @03:01PM (#1359548)
          And most threads on Twitter that involve posts from dicks and people talking out of their ass get on my tits, so maybe Elon is on to something?
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          UNIX? They're not even circumcised! Savages!
        • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Thursday June 06, @11:24PM

          by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Thursday June 06, @11:24PM (#1359605) Journal

          I beg to disagree, I met quite a number of moral cunts acting the same.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 06, @04:54PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 06, @04:54PM (#1359562)

        ... and you might throw your breasts, I mean weight, around.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Thursday June 06, @01:51PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday June 06, @01:51PM (#1359540) Journal

    Since I don't have a reddit account, I can't access any of it. But there are lists of pornographic subreddits available with a DDG or Google search. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=porn+on+reddit&t=newext&atb=v402-1&ia=web [duckduckgo.com] Don't like it? Don't view it. Like it? Enjoy.

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