Twitter bans sharing photos and videos of people without their permission and threatens to permanently suspend users who violate the new policy

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  • Twitter is banning the sharing of private media on the platform
  • This will remove images and videos showing people who did not allow media sharing
  • Twitter does not require the consent of all individuals in a photo or video before it can be posted, but it will be removed if someone requests it.

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Twitter on Tuesday announced an expansion of its personal information policy, which bans the sharing of ‘private’ photos and videos without people’s consent.

If a user shares an image or video of another person, that person can contact Twitter to report that it was posted without their permission and the social media platform will remove the media.

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The Twitter security team did a . written in blog post Twitter requires a first person report or report from an authorized representative to determine whether the image or video has been shared without their permission.

The move is meant to curb harassment and bullying on the platform, but Twitter notes that sharing private media can adversely affect women, activists, dissidents and members of minority communities.’

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Users who violate the new rule may be banned permanently.

The policy, however, excludes public figures, but applies if the media sharing is intended to ‘use fear to harass, intimidate or silence them’.

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Twitter on Tuesday announced an expansion of its personal information policy, which bans the sharing of ‘private’ photos and videos without people’s consent.

Twitter does not require the consent of all individuals in a photo or video before it can be posted, but will remove it if someone requests it to be removed.

Shares of the microblogging network saw a fall of nearly five per cent in trading on Tuesday.

The added rule is in addition to the existing Personal Information Policy that prohibits sharing of people’s personal information, such as phone numbers, addresses and IDs.

Twitter shared in the post, “There is growing concern about the misuse of media and information not available elsewhere online as a tool to harass, intimidate, and expose individuals’ identities. “

‘Sharing personal media, such as pictures or videos, can potentially infringe on a person’s privacy, and may cause emotional or physical harm.

Shares of the microblogging network saw a fall of nearly five per cent in trading on Tuesday.

Although Twitter does not require consent from all individuals in a photo or video before it can be posted, it will be removed if someone requests it.

Although Twitter does not require consent from all individuals in a photo or video before it can be posted, it will be removed if someone requests it.

‘Abuse of private media can affect everyone, but it can have an adverse effect on women, activists, dissidents and members of minority communities.’

If Twitter is notified of media shared without permission, it says the photo or video will be removed or take other action including reducing the visibility of the Tweet in replies and search.

Twitter wrote, ‘We will always try to assess the context in which the Content is shared and in such cases, we may allow images or videos to remain on the Service.

‘For example, we will consider whether the image is publicly available and/or is being covered by mainstream/traditional media (newspapers, TV channels, online news sites), or if a particular image and The accompanying tweet text adds value to public discourse, being shared in the public interest, or relevant to the community.’

The update comes just a day after CEO Jack Dorsey announced his departure from Twitter.

The update comes just a day after CEO Jack Dorsey announced his departure from Twitter.

Parag Agarwal, 45, was named the new CEO of the social media giant early Monday.

The update comes just a day after CEO Jack Dorsey announced his departure from Twitter. Parag Agarwal, 45, was named the new CEO of the social media giant early Monday.

The 45-year-old posted his resignation letter on Monday, explaining that he had “worked hard to ensure that this company could separate itself from its founders and founders”, noting that “there are not many founders”. Those who choose their company over ego.

‘I know we will prove it was the right move.’

Parag Agarwal, 45, was named the social media giant’s new CEO on Monday, after serving as the company’s chief technology officer since 2017.

Dorsey was the CEO of the social media giant when it was first founded in 2006, and oversaw its startup. He returned to the top job in 2015.

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