There’s a ton of tech news to get to! Maybe you didn’t get to it all, because who’s got time for that? Well, that’d be us — here are a handful of stories from the week that was that might affect you!
Twitter plans to crack down on hate posts and revenge porn in the next two months
FINALLY. On Thursday, Twitter released a timeline of their plans to crack down on hate speech, violent imagery, revenge porn, and everything else that helps makes Twitter a cesspool. Revenge porn — termed as non-consensual posting of nudity — is up first. Starting next Friday, Twitter will be more proactive about taking down posts that likely constitute revenge porn while handing down immediate suspensions for posting them (a faster response to suspension appeals is also being promised).
November will see the most drastic changes. Twitter will make it official policy to suspend the accounts of any organizations that advocate violence, ban the use of violent imagery in profiles and headers, and place a filter obscuring any images advocating hate. They’ll also be removing posts containing unwanted sexual advances or glorification of violence. Twitter will be actively monitoring for this content while improving their responses to anyone reporting posts violating these rules. Twitter has never been great at that last part — it sounds like they’re serious about it now, but we’ll find out one way or another very soon.
Speaking of those rules, you can read through the full plan below.
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