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Twitter’s New Policy on Threats and Abuse

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Twitter’s New Policy on Threats and Abuse

Twitter has once again revised its policy on violent threats and abusive behavior.  These changes while not very significant in nature are probably in direct response to those who say that Twitter needs to do a better job in preventing terrorists organizations like ISIS from using its site. Among other things, Twitter says that it will suspend or deactivate an account that engages in “hateful conduct” or whose “primary purpose is inciting harm to others.”  Under “hateful conduct,” Twitter states that users “may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability or disease.”

To access Twitter’s new policy go here.

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