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Twitter makes another rule change; this time tackling revenge porn

Twitter makes another rule change; this time tackling revenge porn
From TechCrunch - October 27, 2017

In the latest of its(likely fruitless) attemptsto govern theseething mobthat comprisesits user base, Twitter rolled out a change in how it oversees the publication of what it euphemistically referred to as intimate media.

The latest rule change intends to combat yet another toxic Twitter problem; the prevalence of revenge porn throughout its network.

Earlier this year, Twitter was under fire for its slow response tonaked photographs that were distributed by Rob Kardashian of his ex-girlfriend, seemingly without her consent. The photos circulated on the site for thirty minutes before they were taken down.

The new policy from Twitter states that no one can post or share intimate photos or videos of someone that were produced or distributed without their consent.

Twitters definition of intimate media includes content captured with a hidden camera that may involve nudity, partial nudity, and/or sexual acts; images that are sometimes called creepshots that involve a user being able to see genitalia, buttocks, or breasts of another person; images or videos taken in a private setting and not intended for public distribution; and any other images that may be deemed private.

The company noted that some forms of consensual nudity and adult content are permitted on the site and gave itself a pretty big loophole should it fail to respond to something that could be a violation of its policy in a timely manner.

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