Twitter's updated harassment policies to come in effect from November 22 | Gadgets Now

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Twitter's updated harassment policies to come in effect from November 22 | Gadgets Now

Over the last month, Twitter has drawn ire from users all over the world for not doing enough to combat against hate speech, trolls and online harassment . The social media platform, in all fairness, has responded with announcement of several steps to tackle the problem. Now, it has announced that the new set of rules will come in effect from November 22.


In a tweet posted from @TwitterSafety account, the company said, "We will now launch our policies on violent groups and hateful imagery and hate symbols on Nov 22. During the development process, we received valuable feedback that we're implementing before these are published and enforced."

In a series of tweets published, Twitter further explained how it has updated the non-consensual nudity policy to better protect victims. "We've updated our non-consensual nudity policy to better protect victims by expanding the types of content we remove, harsher penalties for offenders, and more rigorous review for accounts that post this type of media," the tweet mentioned. Last week, Twitter also published a blog post explaining why it takes time to implement new rules and regulations.
"We write one set of rules for the hundreds of millions of people who use Twitter and the hundreds of millions of Tweets sent every day. Given that scale, we've built a process that gives us time to recognize the impact of what these changes mean for everyone," the blog post had noted.


The blog post further referred to how the company gets inputs from a diverse set of people from across the world. "We gather input from around the world so that we can consider diverse, global perspectives around the changing nature of online speech, including how our rules are applied and interpreted in different cultural and social contexts." "Making a policy change requires in-depth research around trends in online behavior, developing language that sets expectations around what's allowed, and reviewer guidelines that can be enforced across millions of Tweets."

On October 14, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had also posted a series of tweets underlying Twitter's seriousness to tackle online hate , abuse and harassment.