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Twitter may delete your account if it’s “abusive”

Twitter Inc has clarified its new content guidelines for users as per the new blog post of company published on Tuesday. It has clarified the definition of abusive behavior that may lead to deactivation of the user’s account.

According to Megan Cristina, director of Trust and Safety, “As always, we embrace and encourage diverse opinions and beliefs, but we will continue to take action on accounts that cross the line into abuse.

As per the new revised rules for Twitter, A user may not promote violence or directly threaten to other people on “the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability or disease,” according to the revised rules.” Interestingly, the content is somewhat similar to constitutional safeguarding of individuals.

The blog post hadn’t indicated to any particular group or accounts but the revised rules to the limited extent indicate towards Islamic State which operated through 46,000 accounts alone from September to December. However, the 140-words based social networking giant has not disclosed the enforcement mechanism so far.

Source: The Reuters 

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