Yesterday I was horrified to see a Promoted Tweet for a PUA (Pick Up Artist) promoting their hideous rapey misogynistic subculture. It’s not often I swear on Twitter, but I’m told my reaction was more than justified.
Yes, I immediately reported it as abusive, since it must be in violation of Twitter’s policy on ads for “Sexual services”. But it begs the question of how the Hell such a promoted tweet got into my timeline in the first place. This is almost certainly not unconnected to the fact that Twitter employ virtually no women.
Either Promoted Tweets are not screened at all, and they rely on users reporting offensive ads. Or somebody in Twitter reviewed it, and thought it was OK.
I don’t know which is worse.