Saturday, 20 October, 2018


Twitter rolls out new safety calendar

Twitter promises to stamp on and kick out abuse again Leaked email reveals firm will crack down on ‘creep shots
Melba Vasquez | 20 October, 2017, 11:33

Under non-consensual nudity, the company has expanded its definition to include "creep shots" and "hidden camera content".

In an email sent out to the members of its Trust and Safety council - which was with safety advocates, community groups, academics and researchers to fight against abuse - Twitter's head of safety policy, John Starr, compared Twitter's current approach to its updated one in the areas of non-consensual nudity and unwanted sexual advances. The company also states that users whose accounts have been suspended for abuse will be able to appeal the verdict, and will provide a detailed explanation of reasons behind the suspension if it was called for.

Twitter also plans to update its existing rules in November, at which point it will start to suspend new classes of accounts, including those run by "organizations that use violence to advance their cause".

Avatars and headers with hateful imagery and symbols will no longer be allowed and tweets that contain them will be placed behind a filter.

Twitter broke ranks Thursday with other social media companies that have refused to reveal how they monitor content and attempt to protect users from hate speech and harassment, as the company announced several proposed changes to its policies. Examples of such content will be provided once the policy has been finalised, the company says. In addition, Twitter will begin blocking people's ability to sign up with hateful names on November 22nd. At that point, the company plans to not only ban direct threats of violence, but also tweets that condone violence. The micro-blogging platform reiterated that it will update the way it reviews reports from people who witness rule violations. The calendar continues into December and January.

If Twitter's new policy looks a bit muddled and abrupt, it's probably because it is. Last week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted, "We're still not doing enough". Demonstrators stayed off Twitter on October 13 in solidarity with actress Rose McGowan, who was temporarily suspended from the site. "This makes us feel uncomfortable because it's a work in progress & rough, but it's the right thing to do: we believe showing our thinking and work in real-time will help build trust".

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