To Reduce Hate Speech Content Twitter Brings In New Rules

Twitter is enforcing new rules on its social media platform this is aimed at reducing hateful content.  

The social media platform has been overhauling many of its policies following criticism over how it handles abusive content.

The new guidelines covering abuse, hateful conduct, violence and physical harm were announced last month.


A new rule regarding violence will also take into account activity offline – forbidding users from affiliating with organizations that promote violence against civilians either on or off Twitter.

Breach of any of the new rules may lead to permanent account suspension, the firm said.

Twitter has reviewed its policies in recent weeks following repeated criticism over how it handles abusive content.

Last month the site paused its verification process, as well as removing verified ‘blue tick’ badges from right-wing figures, including former English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson.

This came after it was criticised for verifying the account of Jason Kessler, a prominent alt-right figure in the US who organized a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Twitter said the verified badge was never meant as a sign of endorsement, and the company’s boss Jack Dorsey described the process as “broken”.

The firm was also recently accused of failing to act on anti-Muslim videos retweeted by US President Donald Trump because the incident made global headlines.


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