Twitter stated on Wednesday that it has modified its rules on “violent content and related terminology” and that it has now “officially launched” its “Violent Speech” policy. According to the company’s @TwitterSafety account, the new policy outlaws violent threats, desires of harm, glorifying violence and promoting violence.
The corporation maintains a “zero tolerance policy” for violent remarks to safeguard user safety and prevent the normalization of violent conduct.
“Where there is no evident abusive or violent context, we accept expressions of aggressive speech,” the business stated on the policy’s page. It also enables “some situations of figures of speech, satire, or creative expression when the context expresses a perspective rather than provoking actionable violence or harm.” The platform also stated that it will assess and comprehend the context of the dialogue before taking action.
In most situations, the account that breaches this policy will be “immediately and permanently” suspended. However, for less serious infractions, users’ accounts will be briefly locked before they may tweet again, and if they continue to violate this policy after receiving a warning, their accounts will be permanently suspended.
“You can file an appeal if you believe your account was suspended in error,” the site noted.