Tweets makes another rule change; this time around tackling revenge porn

0
1
Twitter makes another rule change; this time tackling revenge porn

In the latest of its (likely fruitless) attemptsto govern the seething mob that comprises its user base, Twitter folded out a change in how this oversees the publication of what euphemistically referred to as ‘intimate media.’

The newest rule change intends to overcome yet another toxic Twitter problem; the particular prevalence of revenge porn all through its network.

Earlier this season, Twitter was under fire because of its slow response to naked photographs which were distributed by Rob Kardashian of their ex-girlfriend, seemingly without her permission. The photos circulated on the site intended for thirty minutes before they were taken down.

The new policy from Tweets states that no one can post or even share “intimate photos or videos” of someone that were created or distributed without their permission.

Twitter’s definition of “intimate media” contains content captured with a hidden digital camera that may involve “nudity, partial nudity, and/or sexual acts”; images which are sometimes called ‘creepshots’ that include an user being able to see genitalia, butt, or breasts of another person; pictures or videos taken “in a private setting and not intended for public distribution”; plus any other images that may be deemed personal.

The company noted that will some forms of consensual nudity plus adult content are permitted on the website and gave itself a pretty large loophole should it fail to react to something that could be a violation of its plan in a timely manner.

The new plan states:

To help prevent our own teams from making a mistake plus removing consensual intimate media, we might require a report from the actual subject or even their authorized representative prior to having any enforcement action. We will response back to those reports via e-mail and request that the subject provide paperwork to verify their identity. Please be aware that this documentation will be destroyed as soon as it is no longer needed by Tweets to evaluate the case and will not be distributed to any third parties. We will not really share any details about who documented this content with the violator.

Luckily, this burden of proof regular doesn’t apply to “creepshots or upskirts.” In those situations Twitter won’t require documentation, “as it is often difficult for victims of this content to identify themselves.”

Any account in violation from the new rules will be suspended, as soon as Twitter identifies that the content has been, indeed, distributed without consent. Retweeters will be asked to remove offending twitter posts with a warning that if they carry on and violate the policy, their Tweets accounts will be suspended.

Of course, as one of my esteemed colleagues noted, all of this is academic, given that Twitter doesn’t allow harassment or even hate speech on its web site either â€? and those policies been employed by out incredibly well.

(***********

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here