USA Today hastily deleted a series of tweets which critics said were tantamount to the normalization of pedophilia after the newspaper cited “science” to assert that pedophilia was “determined in the womb.”
Well, this is awkward.
The tweet that caused most of the backlash asserted, “In recent decades, the science on pedophilia has improved. One of the most significant findings is that pedophilia is likely determined in the womb, though environmental factors may influence whether someone acts on an urge to abuse.”
Within hours however, the entire tweet thread had been removed and a new tweet posted which said, “A previous thread did not include all information and the story it was written about is behind a paywall. We made the decision to delete the thread.”