The mere mention of Twitter brings to mind President Donald Trump and the series of controversies he has had in the platform. In numerous instances the company has defended him outlining that he usually tweets matters that are of public interest.
The Company in a bid to protect its image is now taking some stern measures against all those abusing the platform. Twitter will from now henceforth be penalizing all the hateful, abusive accounts and a lot of people are asking whether or not Trump is exempted from the latest move.
A lot of the interested parties will be closely watching to see if the new move will help the company cut down on the hateful content on its diverse platform. The company will start its efforts to penalize the accounts starting Monday and that will include display names and hateful imagery. It goes without saying that the new restrictions are a way to help the social media company combat rampant abuse and harassment on the site which has been a “pain in the neck” for quite a long period of time for it.
It was back in November that the company proceeded to unveil the new guidelines and they covered abuse, physical harm, violence and hateful conduct. It has had to put up with much criticism coming from all angles with much of the criticism targeted at the way the company handles ‘abuse.’ From now going forward, self-harm, abusive behavior, spam and related behaviors will no longer be tolerated and that implies that users will be forced to conform to what is deemed right.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently made a statement outlining that they had plans underway to start acting in a more aggressive manner towards sexual abuse and violence. Free speech is something that the company stands for but it will no longer be tolerating either violence or sexual harassment for any reason.
Twitter’s spokesperson opined, “We hope our approach and upcoming changes, as well as our collaboration with the Trust and Safety Council, show how seriously we are rethinking our rules and how quickly we’re moving to update our policies and how we enforce them,”