Just a day after Jack Dorsey was replaced as CEO of Twitter by the company’s former CTO, Parag Agrawal, the platform has banned the sharing of photos or videos of people without their express consent. The far left stated: “Abuse of private media can affect everyone, but can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents and members of minority communities.”
Twitter has banned the sharing of photos and videos of people without their consent, indicates that: “Abuse of private media can affect everyone, but can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents and members of minority communities.”
The company added that it would try to “assess the context in which the content is shared, in which case we may allow the images or videos to remain on the service.”
Twitter has previously banned the sharing of certain types of private information without permission, such as a person’s home address, identity documents such as government-issued IDs and social security numbers, financial account information, and so on.
But now it has added to this banned list, “NEW: Media by private individuals without permission from the person or persons depicted.”
Twitter ended its statement by saying:
Feeling confident on Twitter is different for everyone, and our teams are constantly working to understand and meet those needs. We know that our work will never be done, and we will continue to invest in making our products and policies more robust and transparent in order to continue to gain the trust of the people who use our service.
The move comes just a day after Jack Dorsey resigned as CEO of the company and was replaced by the company’s CTO Parag Agrawal as CEO. Dorsey stated at the time: “I have decided to leave Twitter because I believe the company is ready to move on from its founders.”
It seems that the company is ready to move on, in an even more harsh speech-limiting and censorship-focused direction.
read more on Twitter’s official blog here.
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