Twitter banned posting images of people without their consent


The social network Twitter has banned the publication of photos and videos of individuals without their consent. The new rules are published in an updated privacy policy and Twitter Safety microblog.

Twitter will not remove all photos or videos, but will remove content if contacted by a private person whose image is online.

An exception will be made for messages that are used in the public interest and add value to facts previously reported in the media. Twitter will also leave photos and videos of public figures - politicians and celebrities. Photos or videos taken at public events will not fall under the ban.

The new bans are aimed at preventing harassment and infringement of privacy. Such publications, according to Twitter, can cause psychological or even physical damage, especially vulnerable women, dissidents and minorities. The decision to remove content will be made by a moderator on a case-by-case basis.

The changes to the privacy policy were introduced the day after a high-profile turnover in the social network's top management. Jack Dorsey stepped down as CEO of Twitter and passed the baton to Parag Agrawal.

Previously, the platform had banned users from sharing other people's addresses and whereabouts, posting IDs, contacts, financial and medical information.


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