Twitter’s terms of service explicitly allow pedophiles to talk about having sex with children, as long as it is not “promoted or glorified.”
The Twitter ToS claims to have “zero tolerance towards any material that features or promotes child sexual exploitation,” yet allows pedophiles to openly talk about child rape on their platform:
Discussions related to child sexual exploitation as a phenomenon or attraction towards minors are permitted, provided they don’t promote or glorify child sexual exploitation in any way. Artistic depictions of nude minors in a non-sexualized context or setting may be permitted in a limited number of scenarios e.g., works by internationally renowned artists that feature minors.
Whilst being present on the platform for a while, the so-called MAPs (Minor Attracted Persons), began flocking to Twitter in late 2018, after the micro-blogging service Tumblr began cracking down on Not Safe For Work content, which included their blogs. The YouTuber Shoe0nHead was one of the first to draw attention to this pedophile rebranding in December that year.
Some of the pedophiles call themselves “NOMAPS,” claiming that they do not advocate contact with children, with many saying they are just as oppressed and downtrodden as the LGBT community. NOMAPS are also known as “virtuous pedophiles,” or “virpeds” – a term catapulted to infamy when Todd Nickerson, a so-called virped, wrote an article defending himself and others for Salon in 2015.
This author was able to find these pro NOMAP/MAP/pedophile tweets with just a few minutes of searching:
Twitter’s acceptance of pedophiles may have had something to do with a letter sent by a number of academics to John Starr, the director of Twitter’s Trust and Safety team in January 2018, claiming that they should be allowed to speak freely on their platform, unlike conservatives:
Many of us have worked with a group of such non-offending pedophiles, also known as anti-contact MAPs (Minor-Attracted Persons), in a peer support network called Virtuous Pedophiles (@virpeds), as well as in other support networks. Recently, a prominent member of Virtuous Pedophiles, who goes by the pseudonym Ender Wiggin (@enderphile2), had his account permanently suspended by Twitter. At least one other member of the same network, Šimon Falko (@simgiran), also had his account permanently suspended around the same time, and a number of other accounts of non-offending, anti-contact MAPs have since been permanently or temporarily suspended.
The letter went on to argue that removing them from the platform, and stopping them from talking about their sick fantasies, would only result in them going on to abuse children:
In our professional opinions, terminating the accounts of non-offending, anti-contact MAPs is likely to result in the opposite effect of that which Twitter may expect or intend. Rather than reducing the incidence of child sexual abuse, if anything, it increases the risk that some pedophiles will be unable to obtain the peer or professional support that they may need in order to avoid offending behavior. It is also likely to increase the stigma and isolation associated with pedophilia and thereby increase the likelihood of some MAPs acting on their sexual feelings.
It is unclear whether Twitter will ever start cracking down on those who pose a threat to children, or will be content to keep silencing the voices of anyone who dares to question the leftist elite and the status quo.