Twitter announces ‘zero tolerance policy towards violent speech’
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Twitter rolled out a new policy on “violent speech” Tuesday that prohibits threats, wishes of harm, incitement of violence and glorification of violence.
“However, healthy conversations can’t thrive when violent speech is used to deliver a message. As a result, we have a zero tolerance policy towards violent speech in order to ensure the safety of our users and prevent the normalization of violent actions.”
People who violate the new policy may have their accounts suspended and be required to delete content before tweeting again.
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It’s the latest change for Twitter under the ownership of Elon Musk, a self-proclaimed “free-speech absolutist” who purchased the platform for $44 billion last year.
Musk wrote an open letter to advertisers in October soon after purchasing the platform, reiterating that Twitter “cannot become a free-for-all hellscape, where anything can be said without consequences.”
“In addition to adhering to the laws of the land, our platform must be warm and welcoming to all, where you can choose your desired experience according to your preferences,” Musk wrote.