Without consent, Twitter prohibits the sharing of photos and videos of private individuals
Twitter stated that it may remove information designed to harass someone in accordance with its existing abusive behavior regulations
With the appointment of Parag Agrawal as Twitter's new CEO, the firm appears to be implementing new policies.
Twitter's private information safety policy has been amended, according to TechCrunch, to prohibit the sharing of photographs or videos of private individuals without their consent.
The change was revealed on Twitter Safety's official account.
"Sharing images is an important part of folks' experience on Twitter. People should have a choice in determining whether or not a photo is shared publicly. To that end, we are expanding the scope of our Private Information Policy. Beginning today, we will not allow the sharing of private media, such as images or videos of private individuals without their consent. Publishing people's private info is also prohibited under the policy, as is threatening or incentivizing others to do so," the post read.
This policy update will "help curb the misuse of media to harass, intimidate, and reveal the identities of private individuals, which disproportionately impacts women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities."
Twitter stated that it may remove anything meant to harass people in accordance with its existing anti-abuse standards, which include a prohibition on sharing non-consensual nude photographs.
When evaluating whether or not to remove content regarding prominent personalities, the corporation will consider if the information is already available in other public media, such as television and newspapers.