19.12 2017 14:37h

Twitter continues to fight hate speech

Abusive behavior will no longer be tolerated on Twitter...
Twitter, Twitter News, Hate speech, Social Media

Twitter is working hard to fight users that promote hateful and racist content on the platform.

A few weeks ago, Twitter started stripping verification badges from individuals promoting racism and hate speech.

Yesterday, it suspended the accounts of two far-right British leaders.

It also extended its policies to include banning hateful imagery and user conduct, both on the platform and in real life. It will also suspend any accounts where profile information includes violent, racist, fearful or sexist threats. 

According to The Verge, the new rules also expand to cover abusive or threatening content in usernames and profiles; content that incite fear or reduce people to less than human terms; and hateful imagery (including logos, symbols, or images) used to promote hostility against others based on race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity as “sensitive media.”

In the past few years, Twitter has had to deal with its fair share of offensive content.

These new rules are a much needed step in the right direction, when it comes to combatting hate speech on social media.


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