So from now on, the people who are not public figures can also ask Twitter to take down their pictures or videos which someone has posted without their permission.
Here’s how Twitter announced this big addition on its platform:
Beginning today, we will not allow the sharing of private media, such as images or videos of private individuals without their consent. Publishing people’s private info is also prohibited under the policy, as is threatening or incentivizing others to do so.https://t.co/7EXvXdwegG
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) November 30, 2021
This new policy does not apply to public figures or individuals who come to media or some media-related content is shared in the public interest that adds value to public discourse. Twitter said that in such cases it will assess the case and if such case comes, they will not remove the images or videos from the platform.
For many years, people are discussing that social media platforms should give them the right to report the personal images that are posted by third parties or scammers in order to defame them. In such a scenario, this is a good initiative from the social media company.
“Twitter already prohibited the publication of private information such as a person’s phone number or address, but there are “growing concerns” about the use of content to “harass, intimidate, and reveal the identities of individuals”
NO doubt, to me it’s a very good addition, and for some years platform was criticized for spreading spam, hatred, and bullying content.