The tweets from the account have been protected and according to Libs of TikTok, the account “has since been scrubbed.”
This after it was revealed that Roth's PhD thesis argued for minors to have access to adult content, writing "...it's worth considering how, if at all, the current generation of popular sites of gay networked sociability might fit into an overall queer social landscape that increasingly includes individuals under the age of 18."
The account “Adam Giffiths,” identifies as He/Him and claims to be “adapted from the original Nora Ephron.” Ephron was the scriptwriter and director known for romantic comedies such as “When Harry Met Sally,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” and You’ve Got Mail.”
Libs of TikTok posted a comment in 2011 on one of Roth’s threads from the account discussing the “secret dirty Twitter account.”
In a post from Feb. 20, 2011, Roth wrote, “Have no idea how to handle following people on otteriffic. Overlap with people I only follow here? Only people likely to tweet dirty things?”
Another account responded, "#agree. #RT" and tagged the account. The tweet read: “Musclebear (hairy muscular men) with beard: hot. Musclebear with beard holding child: inexplicably hotter.” This could be a reference to the prolific trope that men are sexier, primarily to women, when they appear as though they are capable of taking on responsibility.
The account @otterriffic has also been scrubbed.
Roth posted in March of 2011, “Grad student I am staying with: ‘You’re not that innocent. I know about your secret dirty Twitter account.’ Guilty as charged,” and tagged @otteriffic. That account has also been listed as protected.
Several days before, he tagged the Twitter handle thegaygeek and said “He’s seen me in less than that. Apparently the fur isn’t enough. (This should be on otterriffic, shouldn’t it…”)
Meanwhile, Roth told a connference with the Knight Foundation at the end of November that Christian satire site The Babylon Bee, and account Libs of TikTok, which exposes leftist activists in their own words, are dangerous.
"Not only is it not funny, but it is dangerous, and it does contribute to an environment that makes people unsafe in the world," Yoel told Kara Swisher.
Elon Musk broached the subject of Roth's PhD thesis.
"The fact that people under 18 are on these services already indicates that we can't readily dismiss these platforms out of hand as loci for queer youth culture," Roth wrote. "Rather than merely trying to absolve themselves of legal responsibility or, worse, trying to drive out teenagers entirely, service providers should instead focus on crafting safety strategies that can accommodate a wide variety of use cases."
Musk quoted the thesis in response to a tweet from Eliza Bleu that linked to a Roth tweet from 2010 that read, "Can high school students ever meaningfully consent to sex with their teachers?" Roth also linked to a Salon article titled "Student-teacher sex: When is it OK?"
In 2020, The Post Millennial reported on Twitter's child pornography problem and how prolific sharing sexual images of minors had become on the platform.
When Elon Musk bought the social media giant he said it was "Priority #1" to eliminate child porn on the platform and worked to erase the hashtags users were exploiting to help spread the images. Roth quit soon after.
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