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How to Block Porn on Twitter

As with most social media platforms, Twitter does not "officially" allow pornographic content. The problem is that this is extremely difficult to police, even for companies with the amount of resources Twitter has at their disposal. This can apply to both individual tweets and full Twitter accounts that are dedicated to pornographic material.

That said:

Is it possible to block it?

Your Twitter-focused options are a bit limited. They have some built-in filters, which we'll cover below, but we'd recommend taking a more comprehensive approach, using filters and/or accountability software to cover your entire internet connection.

Method 1: Use Twitter's built-in filters

Twitter has some built-in filters that can help you block pornographic content. To access these filters, follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Log in to your Twitter account.
  • Step 2: Click on your profile icon and select "Settings and privacy."
  • Step 3: In the left-hand menu, click on "Privacy and safety."
  • Step 4: Scroll down to the "Safety" section and turn on the "Sensitive content" option.
  • Step 5: You can also choose to hide media that may contain sensitive content by turning on the "Hide sensitive media" option.

By turning on these options, Twitter will hide any tweets that contains sensitive media, including pornographic content. But keep in mind, these tools are not foolproof since they rely on Twitter's algorithms to identify and filter out objectionable material.

Method 2: Use Safe Twitter browser extension

Safe Twitter is a browser extension that helps you block pornographic content on Twitter. The extension is available for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. To use Safe Twitter, follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Install the Safe Twitter extension from the Chrome Web Store or Firefox Add-ons.
  • Step 2: Once the extension is installed, refresh your Twitter page.
  • Step 3: Click on the Safe Twitter icon in your browser toolbar and select "Block porn on this page."
  • Step 4: Safe Twitter will automatically block any pornographic content on the page.

Keep in mind, this extension may not be able to identify and block all types of pornographic content, and there is no guarantee that the extension will block all pornographic content on Twitter.

It's also easy to disable.

If you're trying to help yourself quit a porn habit, this is not an effective or ideal solution.

Method 3: Use accountability software and screen monitoring

Covenant Eyes uses the buddy system to send reports of your internet usage to a trusted friend. To do this, it has a screen monitoring tool that can detect images and not just text.

This is especially helpful for Twitter since there is often little to no textual information for the media that is shared.

You can try Covenant Eyes here:

The most effective way to stop using porn

Covenant Eyes is an accountability program that allows you to send reports to trusted friends and/or family members that will show them your internet activity and help keep you free from pornography.

Method 4: Use a content filtering tool

Another way to block pornographic content on Twitter is to use a content filtering tool. A content filtering tool is software that helps you block access to specific websites, keywords, or categories of content.

There are several content filtering tools available, both free and paid. Some of the popular content filtering tools are the following.

Net Nanny

Net Nanny is a parental control software that helps you block access to pornographic websites, social media sites, and other online services. Net Nanny uses advanced filtering technology to block access to pornographic content. Like Qustodio (below), it's geared towards parental controls, and monitoring internet connections for your children.

Qustodio 

Qustodio is another parental control software that helps you block access to pornographic websites and social media content. Qustodio also comes with a time management feature that helps you control the amount of time your children spend online. It's geared towards parents who want to monitor their child's internet usage, but it's also an effective tool for blocking porn on Twitter.

BlockerX

BlockerX is an effective and comprehensive internet filter that incorporates several different strategies into one program. Algorithmic blocking, the buddy system, and specific keywords/websites are all built into BlockerX.

They put more emphasis on the filtering, while Covenant Eyes puts more emphasis on the accountability system. Though both programs implement both methods.

BlockerX actually has a great article on Twitter and pornography.

Wrap Up

This gives you several ways to block pornographic content on Twitter.

Built-in Twitter filters can help, but I suspect you're going to have to zoom out to get a good solution.

Focus on blocking all pornographic material and Twitter stuff will be taken care of in that broad sweep.

If you have questions, hit me up the comments section below.

I'll help out as much as possible.

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  • Adam Grainger

    Adam is a software engineer with experience in blocker software and VPNs. He has helped produce software and written content for a number of churches and organizations to help people stay focused and have a better experience online.

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