Skip to comments.Twitter to neo-Nazis: you have until December 18 (Big Brother Will Decide)
Posted on 11/28/2017 12:10:18 AM PST by ransomnote
Twitter is cracking down on hate speech and not just by looking at its own site.
In what amounts to a major shift in Twitter policy, the company announced on Friday that it will be monitoring user's behavior "on and off the platform" and will suspend a user's account if they affiliate with violent organizations, according to an update to Twitter's Help Center on Friday.
"You also may not affiliate with organizations that whether by their own statements or activity both on and off the platform use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes," the update reads.
Twitter isn't taking action immediately. Rather, it's given users until December 18, 2017 when it will then begin enforcing the rule. The month-long wait is due to regulations in the European Union that require companies to inform users of a new policy change 30 days prior to enforcement.
The Dec. 18 deadline also applies to using "hateful images or symbols" in profile images or profile headers. Twitter will also monitor for hate speech in usernames, display names, and profile bios.
This new rule closes a loophole that Twitter's critics had long pointed out: That known white supremacists and others affiliated with hate groups could still use the platform to send a sanitized version of their message and use their followers to bolster their overall profile.
Twitter Safety ✔ @TwitterSafety Replying to @TwitterSafety Weve updated our rules around abuse and hateful conduct as well as violence and physical harm. These changes will be enforced starting December 18. Read our updated rules here: https://twitter.com/rules 8:00 AM - Nov 17, 2017
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"The updates to the rules today will be enforced starting December 18. We'll also have more details on these policies to share that day," a Twitter spokesperson wrote in an emailed statement.
These changes comes amid aggressive moves by Twitter to curb abuse and harassment on the site after more than a decade of essentially letting the abusers operate freely.
Over the last week, Twitter has taken action against the accounts of white supremacists. Twitter permanently banned Tim "Treadstone" Gionet, a prominent alt-right troll more widely known as Baked Alaska, earlier this week. It also removed the verification badges of Jason Kessler, one of the organizers of the racist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, and of alt-right activist Richard Spencer.
Twitter's decision to monitor users off site sparked concern from free speech advocates such as Andrew Torba, founder of social network Gab. "This is a scary precedent to set," he wrote in an email to Mashable. "Rules like this will only force dissidents and those who are speaking truth to power to silence themselves or risk being silenced by Twitter."
As you know, the Twitter-verse believes conservatives are haters. Just how are they going to monitor users’ activity OFF the Twitter Platform? Would that be voting records, party affiliation, etc.?
cookies on browsers, I think. That can be solved by using separate browsers.
I assume belonging to left wing hate groups will get one banned from the Twitter, as well. /s
It is fair for anyone who advocates for violence against any innocent individual to lose the opportunity to post on social media sites.
However, policies like this will be applied to Whites who refuse to apologize for being White, and to Men who refuse to apologize for being Men, despite those individual Whites and Men not advocating for any violence or for any other mistreatment of any innocent individual.
As you know, the Twitter-verse believes conservatives are haters. Just how are they going to monitor users activity OFF the Twitter Platform? Would that be voting records, party affiliation, etc.?
I read that the President may be impacted by this rule which was developed in part to prevent him from using Twitter or put parameters on what he can say, etc...A few years ago, I might have thought that was a stretch, but in this age, who knows.
There is that new platform started by a Conservative... Gab.ai and I suspect we may all end up there—including the President. Can you imagine if he left Twitter? Viewership way down!
No antifa types were harmed in this story.
First they came for the Nazis...
They call conservatives Nazis. They conflated a Neo Nazi march the evening prior to a constitutional support march and claimed ALL were Neo Nazis. I wouldn’t mind if their purges were restricted to KKK and Neo Nazis but I’ve heard LIbs call Trump and conservatives Nazis for years now.
” and will suspend a user’s account if they affiliate with violent organizations,”
Like Antifa, revcom, etc?
(I know, I know..)
I hope they say all libtards not welcome.
What’s a neo-Nazi? Who gets to determine?
Twitter is already run by old-school Nazis and Communists.
Any decent Twitter alternatives?
Oddly enough, they are ignoring Antifa, #BlackThugsMatter, and the rest of the violent Left. Who would have guessed that Big Brother would be one-sided?
What is infuriating is these neocommunists who run everything actually have a lot in common with real Nazis - antisemitism (is now a requirement on the left), obsession with race and identity, belief in a technocratic class to run things, hatred for Christianity, infatuation with Islam, socialism, openness to abortion and euthanasia, censorship and intimidation...
My guess is that leftists would dox right wingers to twitter using their abuse-report feature
Twitter hate speech...
Sooooo... No more islamic Twitter feeds?
This is gonna be good. What these leftists decide is hateful.
Actually could GAFL about twitter and the twits. d;^)
>> and will suspend a user’s account if they affiliate with violent organizations
Including Islamonazis and Antifanazis?
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