Twitter is implementing new rules to fix abuse of the platform

Twitter is implementing new rules to fix abuse of the platform

Twitter is implementing new rules to fix abuse of the platform

Dorsey tweeted that "we see voices being silenced on Twitter every day".

Critics have also accused Twitter of setting a double standard that has allowed President Trump - whose communications with the outside world often consist largely of early-morning tweets - to use violent language that would not be permitted for others, such as his threat to destroy North Korea.

CEO Jack Dorsey has promised that his company will take a "more aggressive stance" in enforcing its rules, pledging to roll out significant changes in the coming weeks as a way to fix Twitter's harassment, propaganda, and abuse problems. "[There will be] new rules around unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorifies violence".

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A group of celebrities and social activists have joined hands to boycott Twitter, following the temporary account suspension of actress Rose McGowan.

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As part of those decisions, Dorsey said Twitter is taking a more aggressive stance in enforcing anti-harassment policies.

Earlier this week, Twitter made the bad decision to suspend actress Rose McGowan after she spoke out against serial sexual abuser Harvey Weinstein and told Ben Affleck to "fuck off" for enabling him. However, Friday's protest had shown that users believe the company was still not doing enough, he said. "We've been working to counteract this for the past 2 years". Its existing rules bar users from inciting the abuse of others, promoting violence and publishing other people's private and confidential information.

Dorsey's announcement came in the wake of #WomenBoycottTwitter and #WOCAffirmation, campaigns to either boycott the site or take time to highlight the contributions of women of colour respectively.

In 2017, he declared - without specifics - that "we made it our top priority and made a lot of progress".

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