The social media giant Twitter plans to put new anti-abuse rules into effect after some users organized a 24-hour boycott of the website to protest the suspension of actor Rose McGowan’s account. Twitter Promises New Anti-Abuse Rules after RoseArmy Boycott.
Basically what Twitter did was that it temporarily locked McGowan out of her account since she posted a private phone number in her tweet. This was a part of her #RoseArmy campaign against movie producer Harvey Weinstein for sexually abusing women.
Twitter Promises New Anti-Abuse Rules after RoseArmy Boycott
Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter affirmed in his tweets that the company makes sure that the “voices” are being silenced every day and its efforts to update its policies have been consistent.
Jack also said that:
Twitter will have new rules around: unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorifies [sic] violence.
Also, Twitter is among the social media companies whose political advertising is expected to face greater regulation due to the investigations of their role of spreading fake news and propaganda in elections.
The results are likely to be embarrassing for Twitter if they uncover greater evidence that many of its accounts are controlled by bot networks. Twitter has to take more aggressive stances in order to recover the loss of its reputation and the users trust.
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