Twitter updates policies to tackle abusive behavior, self-harm and spams on its platform

Twitter updates policies to tackle abusive behavior, self-harm and spams on its platform

Twitter introduced its new set of rules to clarify its policies to keep up with evolving online behavior as it updated its policies on abusive behavior, self-harm, spam and graphic violence and adult content.

In a blog post, Twitter said it is now making it clearer that context is important when analyzing abusive behavior and choosing to take action. There will be more updates on this on November 14, commenting after President Trump’s account was temporarily deactivated by rogue former employee.

Also, Twitter will remove any tweets that encourage or promote suicide games. The move comes after The Blue Whale game led many youngsters to commit suicide.

Twitter will further review accounts that demonstrate spam-like behavior by focusing on behavioral signals and it will also provide details around the types of content it considers to be “graphic violence” or “adult content.” It will update its media policy on November 22, to account for hateful imagery.

This step comes after Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey promised that the platform will be stronger in how it deals with unwanted sexual misconduct and messages around violence following the #womenboycotttwitter movement that saw its users silence themselves for a day.

Twitter also recently banned ads from Russia Today and Sputnik over US presidential election meddling.

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