Best Practices: Music for Social Justice Videos Against Racism by Michigan State University  |  International Edu News: Whiteness of AI erases people of colour from our ‘imagined futures’  |  Leadership Instincts: British Academy honours ten Oxford academics  |  Leadership Instincts: NHAI Signs MoU with IIT Delhi for Setting UP Center of Excellence  |  National Edu News: Defence Institute of Advanced Technology wins 1st prize in Smart India Hackathon  |  Education Information: UPSC clarification on result of Civil Services Examination 2019  |  Leadership Instincts: SAI launches Khelo India Mobile App online training program  |  Leadership Instincts: SAI's Academic Council takes key decisions  |  Education Information: First ever online patriotic film festival kicks off on 7th August  |  Education Information: Ministry of HRD and MyGov jointly organise online essay competition  |  Technology Inceptions: Tiny Wearable UV Sensor to Measure Sunlight Exposure  |  Teacher Insights: Hybrid Model for Better Learning  |  Teacher Insights: Connect Kids to Nature Online  |  Teacher Insights: Brain is Always Active  |  Leadership Instincts: National Winners of the ATL Tinkering Marathon 2019  |  
November 04, 2017 Saturday 03:34:34 PM IST

Twitter aims at handling abuse better

Technology Inceptions

San Francisco : Facing criticism over the years for its poor handling of "abuse", Twitter has "updated" its rules, to clarify its policies on graphic violence, spam and self-harm among others. "Today, we're publishing a new version of the 'Twitter Rules' to clarify our policies and how we enforce them. 

"The fundamentals of our policies and our approach have not changed, this updated version presents our rules with more details and examples," Twitter wrote in a blog post late on Friday. The changes are a part of revamp to Twitter's policies surrounding online abuse. 

The biggest updates on the platform include abusive behaviour, self-harm, spam and related behaviours, graphic violence and adult content. "On November 22, we will share another version of our rules which will include new policies around violent groups, hateful imagery and abusive usernames. 

"As always, we are looking forward to continuing working to make Twitter safer, together," the company added. Earlier in October, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had said that the social media platform would take a more aggressive stance in its rules and its enforcement of them. 


Comments