Twitter to have new policy on abuse, hate tweets after #WomenBoycottTwitter
Tweeting something abusive? Think twice now. Twitter is all set to bring in a slew of changes in its policy on abuse, hate tweets etc all thanks to a campaign that led to thousands boycotting the microblogging site.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Saturday announced on his Twitter timeline that over the next few weeks new rules will be framed against 'unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorifies violence.'
7/ New rules around: unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorifies violence.— jack (@jack) October 14, 2017
The move comes a day after thousands boycotted the platform standing in solidarity with actress Rose McGowan after her Twitter account was partially suspended for tweeting about Harvey Weinstein.
Jack Dorsey acknowledged the protest that trended all day and assured of a "more aggressive" stance.
4/ Today we saw voices silencing themselves and voices speaking out because we’re *still* not doing enough.— jack (@jack) October 14, 2017
He reiterated that the company has been working to counteract voices being silenced on Twitter every day for the last two years. Stating that it was made Twitter's top priority in 2017, Jack said that the company has decided to take a more aggressive stance on "our rules and how we enforce them".
The new rules on abuse and hate tweets will start rolling in the next few days and more information on the same will be shared.