Twitter let a celebrity with millions of followers post revenge porn for 30 minutes before it was taken down
Twitter allowed a celebrity with a verified account and over 7 million followers to distribute revenge porn on the social network for roughly 30 minutes before the photos were removed.
On Wednesday, Rob Kardashian's verified Twitter account posted nude, body-shaming photos of his ex-girlfriend Blac Chyna. He first posted the photos to his Instagram account, but later started tweeting them after he claimed that his Instagram was shut down.
While the three explicit photos he shared were removed after roughly 30 minutes, Kardashian's Twitter account and tweets referencing the photos are still online. His Instagram account appears to be suspended.
It's unclear if Kardashian removed the photos himself or if they were deleted. Kardashian could not immediately be reached for comment.
A Twitter spokesperson said the company does not comment on individual accounts for privacy and security reasons, but pointed Business Insider to its "hateful conduct" policy.
One key line in the policy reads:
"The consequences for violating our rules vary depending on the severity of the violation and the person’s previous record of violations. For example, we may ask someone to remove the offending Tweet before they can Tweet again. For other cases, we may suspend an account."
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