Prison » Twitter asks users for help in developing new rules to stop ‘dehumanizing’ speech on the platform

Daily Mail
Sept 26, 2018

Twitter may finally be answering users’ demands for it to ‘ban Nazis.’

In a blog post Tuesday, Twitter executives said they’re considering a new policy that prevents people from using dehumanizing language on the site.

The policy isn’t official just yet, however, as the company is seeking user feedback before it moves forward with it.

‘For the last three months, we have been developing a new policy to address dehumanizing language on Twitter,’ the firm wrote in a blog post.

‘Language that makes someone less than human can have repercussions on the service, including normalizing serious violence.

‘Some of this content falls within our hateful conduct policy…but there are still tweets many people consider to be abusive, even when they do not break our rules. Better addressing this gap is part of our work to serve a healthy public conversation.’

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This article was posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7:41 am

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