Twitter’s New Media Policy Includes Removing Some Private Photos, Videos of People Without Permission
Sounds like another way to clamp down on free speech. But it also seems like 99% of the photos on Twitter are exempt so why even bother?
Jack Dorsey leaves Twitter and the company implements a new media policy stating it will remove some private photos and videos of people who did not give you permission to post it:
Sharing personal media, such as images or videos, can potentially violate a person’s privacy, and may lead to emotional or physical harm. The misuse of private media can affect everyone, but can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities. When we receive a report that a Tweet contains unauthorized private media, we will now take action in line with our range of enforcement options.
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.https://t.co/7EXvXdwegG
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) November 30, 2021
It sounds like a hassle, to be honest:
When private information or media has been shared on Twitter, we need a first-person report or a report from an authorized representative in order to make the determination that the image or video has been shared without their permission. Learn more about reporting on Twitter.
When we are notified by individuals depicted, or by an authorized representative, that they did not consent to having their private image or video shared, we will remove it. This policy is not applicable to media featuring public figures or individuals when media and accompanying Tweet text are shared in the public interest or add value to public discourse.
However, if the purpose of the dissemination of private images of public figures or individuals who are part of public conversations is to harass, intimidate, or use fear to silence them, we may remove the content in line with our policy against abusive behavior.. Similarly, private nude images of public individuals will continue to be actioned under our non-consensual nudity policy.
Spokesman Trenton Kennedy said the company’s new policy will add to its “efforts to combat” doxing.
Kennedy promised the team “will heavily weigh the circumstances of a given post.” He tried to assure everyone that we should not “draw too many conclusions from past instances or hypotheticals.”
The team will also see if the post went on other social media networks along with “traditional media outlets.”
So Kennedy admitted that “if this is available and easily accessible off of Twitter” they won’t do anything about it on their site.
It sounds vague. I guess if I post a picture of my mother and me on Twitter and only on Twitter she can file a complaint?
It seems like noise and nonsense. Like, “Oh, hey we’re doing something but 99% of the pictures posted on Twitter are exempt so yeah.”DONATE
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