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Twitter will block links promoting hate speech and violence

Repeat offenders could be suspended.
Karissa Bell,
July 28, 2020
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Twitter is closing a loophole in its rules to make it harder for users to spread hate speech and violent content. The company is updating its policies to ban links to content that promotes violence and hateful conduct.

365体育官方网站Twitter already had rules in place barring hateful conduct and violence in tweets, but the policy didn’t extend to linked content. So users could effectively skirt Twitter’s policies by linking to content that would otherwise break the company’s rules if it was posted directly. 

365体育官方网站With the , which goes into effect July 30, Twitter may block specific URLs from being shared on its platform, and suspend accounts that frequently share these types of links. “Our goal is to block links in a way that’s consistent with how we remove Tweets that violate our rules,” the company wrote in a statement.

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