Nov 5, 2017

Twitter criticised for 'erasing' bisexual photos

Twitter is being criticised for failing to show any photos under the bisexual hashtag. Users are pointing out that when you search #bisexual, a message appears on the photos tab stating: "The term you entered did not bring up any results." Twitter has yet to comment on the reason why the photos don't show up. Kate Harrad, of campaign group The Bisexual Index, tells Newsbeat that bisexual people have "Historically been hypersexualised and associated with porn and promiscuity". "This is why Twitter needs to be very sensitive to any filtering that reduces access to bi content, and very aware of the problem of bisexual erasure."

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