Twitter launched new rules on Tuesday to prevent users from share private images of other people without their consent, hardening social network policies just a day after it changed from CEO.
According to the new rules, users who are not public figures can ask Twitter to eliminate photos or videos of them published without their permission.
Twitter clarified that this measure does not apply to "public figures or individuals when the media and text of the TUIT that accompanies them is shared with public interest or add value to public discourse."
"We will always try to evaluate the context in which the content is shared and, in those cases, we can allow images or videos to remain in the service," the company added.
The right of Internet users to appeal to platforms when third parties publish images or data about them, especially for malicious purposes, has been discussed for years.
The company noted a "disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents and members of minority communities".
Examples of very recognized online harassment include victims of racist, sexist and homophobic abuse on Twitch, the world's largest video game transmission platform.
However, harassment cases abound and victims should often rid long battles so that they are eliminated from virtual platforms. Hirientes, insulting or illegally produced.
The change occurs a day after the Twitter co-founder, Jack Dorsey, announced that he would leave the company and handed the director's functions to the company's executive, Parag Agrawal.
The platform, as well as other social networks, has fought against harassment, misinformation and content motivated by hatred.Updated Date: 01 December 2021, 03:56