Twitter has updated its violent politics and warned that can finally remove those who wish harm to other people. Posts such as “I hope you die”, “I hope you get cancer” or any other expressions aimed at causing physical harm to a third party are prohibited on the social network. According to the company, led by Elon Musk, the new adjustments are aimed at guarantee the safety of users and avoid the normalization of violent acts.
The policy update addresses four facets: threats, intent to harm, incitement and glorification of violence. Although part of the policy was to prevent aggressive user behavior, the section related to the desire for evil does not cease to attract attention.
“You cannot wish, expect, or wish to cause harm. This includes (but is not limited to) the expectation that other people will die, suffer an illness, a tragic incident, or experience other physically harmful consequences.”
Politics of aggressive speech. Twitter
The social network has also added a line that protects homes, shelters and essential infrastructure for daily activities as part of its new policy. V You threaten to burn down or destroy the house of someone you don’t like On Twitter. You also cannot encourage others to commit acts of violence, war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide.
While the new rules are stricter than previous versions, Twitter has confirmed that allows violent language when there is no offensive context. For example, if you say to one of your friends, “I hope you drop your pee,” you will not have the desire to cause physical harm, since this is a consensual action. The social network will also relax these rules when discussing video games or sports events.
Elon Musk is no longer a “Free Speech Absolutist” on Twitter
Twitter mentioned that healthy conversations don’t thrive when aggressive language is used to send a message. However, the constant updates of the rules for their use never cease to amaze. Since Elon Musk came to power, we’ve seen changes like account suspensions for impersonating the CEO of Twitter, following his private jet in real time, or sharing links from other social networks.
Promise the social network that staked on freedom of speech was forgotten. By the date Twitter seems to be working in line with Elon Musk’s mood. If something or someone attacks his personality, he asks his staff to develop a rule to prevent it. If that doesn’t work, he fires them or flaunts them in front of over 130 million followers.
Incitement to violence or its glorification is never welcome, although the constant suspension for wanting evil seems excessive. According to Elon Musk’s logic, Wanting to die from a disease does more harm than spreading conspiracy theories that demonize vaccines..
While most accounts will be banned immediately, Twitter also considers less serious offenses. When this happens, the user will receive a temporary ban with a warning that if they continue to break the rules, their account will be disabled.
Source: Hiper Textual
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