Can Twitter enforce ban on revenge porn?

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New York, March 13: Micro-blogging site Twitter has made non-consensual sharing of "intimate photos and videos" a violation of its rules.

The new Twitter rules are plainly stated, unambiguous, and are designed to help a lot of vulnerable people.

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You may not publish or post other people's private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorization and permission, reported wired.com.

However, people are sceptical whether Twitter has the wherewithal to enforce this ban immediately.

Twitter says it has a team working day and night to address complaints from its users, and violators will have their accounts suspended.

Since the new rules also still put the onus of reporting on the victim, experts are not sure that the new policy would help much.

As of now, to get an offending picture removed, the victim has to first know that it exists, then ask Twitter to remove it, and finally wait for a decision.

In the meantime, a tyrant can set up a few dozen more accounts, posting the same photo on each, triggering the entire process again.

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