USA Today Deleted Twitter Thread Claiming People Misunderstand Pedophiles

USA Today published an article attempting to start a conversation about the way Americans view pedophiles and child sexual abuse. It was insane, and Twitter users immediately bombarded the newspaper’s article-linked tweet demanding the company answer for its blatant pro-pedophilia arguments.

Instead of addressing the issue, USA Today engaged in deceitful tactics known as stealth-editing, where a publication edits incendiary words out of an article or its headline without acknowledging the change to the reader. In this case, USA Today edited the original headline (What The Public Keeps Getting Wrong About Pedophilia) to read “The complicated research behind pedophilia.”

The deleted original tweet:

“We think we know what a pedophile is. There’s a lot we’re misunderstanding. When most of the public thinks of pedophilia, they assume it’s synonymous with child sexual abuse. A pedophile is an adult who is sexually attracted to children, but not all pedophiles abuse kids, and some people who sexually abuse kids are not pedophiles.”

USA Today did acknowledge deleted the original tweet thread claiming that it failed to “include all information and the story it was written about is behind a paywall.” The newspaper has since unlocked the article only proving the hysteria correct.

USA Today:

“There are child molesters and pedophiles. If you think of Venn diagrams, there’s a lot of overlap,” said Anna Salter, a psychologist, author, and internationally recognized expert who has done over 500 evaluations of high-risk sex offenders. “There are the people who are sexually attracted to children … (and then) there are some people who molest kids who are not pedophiles. They molest kids because of anger. They molest kids because they’re scared of adult women. They molest kids to get revenge, but they don’t actually have an age preference for prepubescent children.”

The paper writes that experts believe the cause of pedophilia is neurological, and it is “not something that people choose.”

“The evidence suggests it is inborn. It’s neurological,” said James Cantor, a clinical psychologist and sex researcher. It shouldn’t come as a shock that James Cantor sides with Allyn Walker, a recently fired professor at Old Dominion who attempted to destimagtize pedophiles in mainstream culture.


  1. I think that the author of said article has woefully misjudged the intelligence of the citizens of the United States. We, In fact, do understand what a pedophile is and their very existence sickens us.

  2. If they abuse children, they should be put down. Period! I don’t really care what you call them. The nomenclature is unimportant. The action is the crime!

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