Twitter To Introduce Anti-Abuse Rules, CEO Promises A 'More Aggressive Stance'

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| October 15 , 2017 , 15:34 IST

The micro-blogging website, Twitter has become a platform for many to express themselves freely without any inhibitions in the recent times. Then came the temporary suspension of Rose McGowan from Twitter amidst her constant accusations of sexual abuse against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Following her ban, women from all over the world boycotted Twitter for a whole day. Taking notice of the growing demand for changed rules, the platform's CEO, Jack Dorsey has promised to take "more aggressive stance" in implementing its rules while modifying its policies related to abusive content.

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The website is planning to roll out a number of new rules to monitor the hateful and harassing tweets on the platform. In order to curb the unwanted behaviour, Dorsey has promised to develop a more "transparent" platform to "build trust" among the users. In a series of tweets, Jack claimed that the company will be "reconsidering" their "verification policies".

He wrote, "We’ve been working intensely over the past few months and focused today on making some critical decisions."

Jack added that Twitter will soon introduce, "new rules around: unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorifies violence."

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