This just keeps happening to Sex Workers!
Providers post something on Twitter and then … BOOM! Their account is gone. Years of hard work down the drain.
An entire audience for their marketing up in smoke. Time to start from scratch! For the women I’ve spoken with through WG6 regarding this, it’s more than just a little disheartening.
I’ve decided to see if I could figure out what will cause you, a beautiful sex worker in Canada, to lose your account and how to protect yourself from it. I won’t talk about things that probably wouldn’t pertain to you … like posting pictures of kitten torture or promoting Nazi hate propaganda – at least I hope that doesn’t pertain to you.
What I will discuss are the everyday little things that you might not even think about that are common but costly mistakes in this industry.
So there are two main ways that Twitter determines whether content is appropriate for all viewers or could cause an uptight soccer mom to write an angry email about Twitter to the local school board:
The first way is through computerized algorithms that scan every single one of your tweets (and everyone else’s) for explicit words … you know the words … the ones every client screams when he’s just about there!
These algorithms also scan your pics and videos looking for nipples and vaginas and penises and scrotums and … especially butt cheeks (more on butt cheeks later.)
These are the kinds of images that will drive a Bible-thumping southern state Republican into a spittle filled rage. DAMNED SCROTUMS! (Then he’ll probably go see his favourite escort for a golden shower!) In a nutshell, Twitter scans all content for dirty words and nudity and tags it as “sensitive.”
The second way is through Amber-Lynn.
You know Amber-Lynn! She’s the escort from Oshawa who likes every single one of your tweets, posts fire emoji’s after your pics and every once in a while comments that you guys should do a duo together.
You know, Amber-Lynn who secretly can’t stand you because her favorite client saw you that one time when she was at her aunt’s funeral. And then he decided that he liked you better. But “for fuck’s sake it was her aunt’s funeral – who steals someone’s client when they’re at a fucking funeral!?!”
I think you’re starting to know who Amber-Lynn is. Amber-Lynn who stumbled across a Twitter rule that nobody knows about but scans your account waiting for you to unknowingly violate that one obscure Twitter rule.
And when you do … she hits like, posts fire emoji’s and comments that you guys should do a duo together sometime … SOON!!! Then she later reports you to the Twitter police when she’s drunk. Ah, Amber-Lynn.
But if it’s your second violation, your account is gone!
“Fuck Amber-Lynn! I’m glad I stole her client while she was at her aunt’s funeral – he says she was always drunk during their sessions anyways.”
These are the things you’re saying while starting a new account. Or maybe you’re not because you don’t know it was Amber-Lynn. Maybe it was Jasmine from that spa in Hamilton … You get the picture.
But there’s stuff you can do to protect your account against Twitter’s robot army and against Amber-Lynn and Jasmine and everyone else who’s jealous of you.
Twitter looks at your profile pic and banner. NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER NEVER screw around with these.
Keep ’em clean! If Twitter detects a nipple, genitals or a booty, you’re done! Instant deletion! No appeals! You’re a menace to society who needs to be dealt with.
They will shut your account down without warning and they won’t give it back to you if you appeal. It doesn’t matter how many followers you have. This is how most sex worker accounts get cancelled.
Someone posts an innocent pic of themselves wearing the cute thong their client got them … And they lose their account.
Discreet is the way to go you want to be sexy here, post cleavage, sexy long legs, belly buttons.
I’ve seen a lot of you filling your banners with flowers. All good! Do not post nipples, butts or genitals in your profile pic or your banner. Period.
On the subject of butts. Twitter’s robots are programmed to go after your content if they think you’re showing too much butt.
How much is too much butt though? There’s a science to it that I’ve discovered from looking at a lot of butts on Twitter. You’ll want to take notes…
A fully bare bum is considered adult content and will be tagged as such by Twitter’s algorithm.
A bum in a thong is still dangerous. The way you can tell if a thong is showing too much butt is if the thong disappears between your cheeks at any point along your crack (I said crack!).
If you cannot see the fabric of your thong and your cheeks appear to be touching even for one inch right near the bottom or middle or anywhere – it’s deemed adult content.
If it’s in your profile pic or your banner – instant ban! If you want to show off your juicy booty in your profile pic, I would wear something that covers you like you’re posing for a Fruit of the Loom underwear ad in a Walmart flyer. Just sayin’! Don’t post butt shots there – way too risky!
Another thing Twitter cannot stand is bodily fluids. And if you think about it, the human body produces more types of fluid than that new pop machine at the movie theatre. We’ve got your obvious sources of fluid like guys cumming and ladies squirting. But there’s also urine, feces, blood, saliva, snot, pus and even ear wax. (If you’re posting pics of most of these though you’re probably advertising yourself as a sex worker wrong.) Any of these can get you temporarily or even permanently banned.
Keep in mind that Twitter’s algorithms have a hard time distinguishing between a mouthful of yogurt and a mouthful of something else. So you might not get in trouble for it right away. That’s where Amber-Lynn comes in and screws you over when she’s drunk!
One way you can stop yourself from getting tagged by Twitter as adult content and getting cancelled is by tagging yourself. In your settings, you can identify that your content may be offensive to some viewers. Do you really want 14 year old boys masturbating to your naked breasts? Or have some member of the Church of the Holy Nazarene send you literature on how to find everlasting life in His Holy Kingdom if only you’d give up your wicked ways? These aren’t the followers you want or need. Go into Settings and Privacy, scroll down to Safety and turn on Mark Media you Tweet as Containing Material that May be Sensitive. Simple.
If you Mark Media you Tweet as Containing Material that May be Sensitive, you are pretty much free. You can post selfies in every dirty position your body will flex into, you can post videos that are so explicit they’ll be watched a lot, you can type kinky stories until your keyboard gets sticky. Do it all. Amber-Lynn can’t say shit!
Just DO NOT DO IT IN YOUR PROFILE PIC OR YOUR BANNER. AND DON’T POST BODILY FLUIDS!!! No matter how you label your account, those will still get you banned!
(On a side note, posting another sex worker’s identity or personal information is a shit move and will get you banned as well – which you’ll deserve! Stay classy – if she’s wronged you, don’t do it. No one deserves that. Not even Amber-Lynn.)
Now, I have to say that this is by no means a comprehensive or definitive list of things that can get you banned from Twitter. The thing about the butt and the thong is only a guideline – watch your ass – literally. LITERALLY! These are ways that I’ve managed to use to protect my own account … so far.
Knock on wood! I should also point out that none of this pertains to getting shadow banned. I am always getting shadow banned and have zero advice on that!
Good luck and be careful!
Until next time!