Twitter Plans Crackdown on Free Speech

Twitter is reportedly planning to crackdown on ‘hate and abuse’ on their platform with the rollout of a new update.

TechCrunch reports that following a number of tweets from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey last week, in which he discussed promised more aggressive rule enforcement on Twitter’s platform, the company has announced a crackdown on hate and abuse on the social media network as part of a new update. A number of Dorsey’s tweets can be seen below.

Now Twitter plans to take action. Speaking to TechCrunch a Twitter representative said, “Although we planned on sharing these updates later this week, we hope our approach and upcoming changes, as well as our collaboration with the Trust and Safety Council, show how seriously we are rethinking our rules and how quickly we’re moving to update our policies and how we enforce them.”

Twitter’s head of safety policy also outlined the company’s new tactics when dealing with abuse in an email to Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council. In the past, Twitter’s policies have not placed specific guidelines on how to deal with violent tweets or images, “hate symbols” have also not been clearly defined. The company still hasn’t specifically defined “hate symbols” but did say that, “at a high level, hateful imagery, hate symbols, etc will now be considered sensitive media.” This means that certain “hate symbols” will show a warning that users must click on to reveal the image.

 

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source: http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/10/18/twitter-plans-aggressive-crackdown-on-hate-and-abuse-with-new-update/

  • alpambuena

    twitter crackdown on hate and abuse…? have you seen the hate and abuse against president trump..? and what exactly is free speech..is free speech something that you personally don’t like…?

    • The Redman

      Its the freedom 2 speak out against hater white-folks like U, and trump-ah-hump. hahahahahahahahah. bo-e-em

      • Artie

        And idiots like you.

        • The Redman

          What a stupid, inbred name. hahahahahhahahahhaha. artie-choke. hahahhahahahahahahah

    • Ron

      free speech is in a public venue not of a private system IE Facebook tweeter etc. A employer may limit what a employee may say when employed why NFL could stop those protest but they fear that players would walk which would be good because then the games would get better as no politics would be invoked. Now what can be done if you do not like how they handle there censureship stop using them. Boycotting still works well when you hit them in there pocket book .

      • bob breglio

        Censoring only one side of the debate is not legal when twitter is the 21st century equivalent of the public square. If it was for employees only, then it’s okay. The employer sets the rules. This is an open forum where healthy debate should be allowed.

        • Ron

          would be fair but not going to happen they have the law on there side and bet if you go through there agreement line by line you find it written there as well. These new systems are run and owned by the left hope you can prove me wrong because so many young live on those systems .

    • rottenrollin

      Free Speech is that speech they DO like……….

      Hate Speech is that speech that they don’t like.

  • rottenrollin

    I suspect this really means a crackdown on conservative speech.

    • The Redman

      Nah, jes stupid, hater white-folks. hahahahahhahahahahhaa

    • Tommy Tooter

      we’ll see how disqus feels about your “conservative speech” i felt it was intellectually dishonest harassment and reported it as such.

      • rottenrollin

        Good heavens, Tootsie!!!

        You sound like one of those “free speech for what I wanna hear” kind of jerks.

        Go to your safe room and pet your puppy, eh?

        • Tommy Tooter

          actually i’m one of those “gee i wish this idiot was in arms reach so i could punch him in the face” sort of people, you misogynistic millennial mental midget.

          • rottenrollin

            Hey, Tootsie……..sorry, missed this one in all my hate mail.

            It would be great fun to meet you, indeed.

            Then you would no longer be making your idiotic posts. Jerk.

          • Tommy Tooter

            gosh. that looks like a threat. i pity your grandparents because your parents must be assholes too.

          • rottenrollin

            Gosh, Tootsie, you sound like a Snowflake.

            You see your ahole everytime you brush your teeth.

            FO.

          • Tommy Tooter

            have you ever considered what you sound like to the people who come along and read your infantile insults, imbecile? you’re likely an armed and inbred white nationalist waving a bible around like a weapon arguing with insults and jingoisms from the safety of your internet connection where nobody can give you the punch in the face you deserve.

          • rottenrollin

            Ohhhhhhh, Tootsie…..

            You can dish it out but sure can’t brake it, eh?

            I say again…….F O.

          • Tommy Tooter

            is that the best you have, dolt? I’ll bet you’re hilarious face to face.

          • rottenrollin

            I am, I am.
            I’ll bet YOU’RE pathetic face to face.
            Just like you are here.
            Now go back to your parent’s basement room and FO.

          • Tommy Tooter

            you’re a total moron, d00d. my parents are almost 90 years old and live 2000 miles away from me. get creative , you failed abortion,. tell me how you really feel.

          • rottenrollin

            Tootsie, toot off.

            You get about 1 upvote for every three of your posts.

            I can certainly understand why.

            You’re not only infantile, you’re without substance.

          • Tommy Tooter

            you’re hilarious saying i’m without substance and infantile when all you’ve had to say to me is stupid shit. you’re also boring as fuck and i’m tired of looking at the notifications in my email. so i’m blocking your infantile imbecilic ass.

          • rottenrollin

            You need to soap out your mouth, you’re sounding just like a NASTY LIBERAL.

            Oh, that’s what you are?

            Getting to you, Jerk?

          • rottenrollin

            BTW, Tootsie Snowflake…..

            You question my self-introspection……..

            Do YOU ever look in the mirror?

            (Except when you’re brushing your ahole as noted above).

            WHY is it you think your sht smells good but mine stinks?

            F O.

          • Tommy Tooter

            i made no claims about the smell of my shit. you have yet to say anything rational. you might consider quitting while you’re behind, cupcake.

  • bob breglio

    Conservatives better sue twitter when their “free” speech is deemed hateful or abusive because it upsets one of the precious snowflakes.. Or else complain about everything the snowflakes post to show the unfairness of this crackdown. Enough is enough. Free speech does not mean just what offends nobody. If the snowflakes get upset, tough luck, as most of what they spew in their verbal diarrhea offends me,

    • The Redman

      Hater white-folks, huh. hahahahahahahaha. glio

      • bob breglio

        I don’t mind respectable people of any color. I DO dislike black thugs and their ilk.

        • The Redman

          There R way more stupid, “disrespectable” white-folk “thugs” in america den any other of race. dreglio. haahahhahahhahhaha. always have been.

          • Paul Heitzenrater

            Redman, you really sound very ignorant and racist here..

          • Paul Heitzenrater

            You should be venting your hate against George Soros who is starting this hate

          • The Redman

            I “vent” it 2 U snake-mouth hater white-folks who push hate 4 no good reasons. Pauline. hahahhahahahahahahah. U’re a loser

          • The Redman

            Hey, Pauline, U fit the “disrespectful” part of stupid white-folks. hahahhahahahahhha

          • Paul Heitzenrater

            You don’t know what color I am redman

          • The Redman

            U’re the “color” of “ignorance”. hahahahahahahahaha. pauline

          • Paul Heitzenrater

            I’m not Jewish you moron…
            You can’t tell by the name

          • The Redman

            U ah loser. hahahahahhahahah. pauline-o

          • Artie

            Just some punkass,pay him no attention.

          • Paul Heitzenrater

            Well artie….you sound as ignorant and stupid as the rest…punkass…you must be black

          • The Redman

            hahaaahaahhaahaah

          • Jeannie

            Block him!!

          • The Redman

            Like U should’ve done yo pappy, huh. join. hahahahaahahhaha

          • The Redman

            U post “very ignorant” pauline, U can’t hear what I post. haaahhahahahahahaha.

          • bob breglio

            I wonder if you work for a living or just suck off the public teat. If you worked, you might find some respect for yourself and other people.

          • The Redman

            U R A typical, ignorant, inbred white-folk. hahahhahahahahahahah. bob-boob

          • The Redman

            Dats yo problem, nut-lick-bobbie, U “wonder” more den U think. hahahahhahahahahahahhaahhah. loser

    • vladilyich

      A private corporation may set whatever rules they want to. If their management doesn’t like conservative speech, it’s perfectly legal to cut you off without warning or recourse. The courts CANNOT help you because they are not government run.

  • mar

    Haven’t you heard? Anything except the liberal line is now considered hate speech.

    • The Redman

      mar white-folks. hahahahahahahahah

    • rottenrollin

      And ALL us white folks are racist just for being white.

  • The Redman

    Stupid, hater white-folks ruined america. hahahhahahahhaahhahaha

    • Paul Heitzenrater

      Redman, you sound like a dumb stupid uneducated redneck..
      Get a job and stop jerking it…
      You will go blind next.

      • The Redman

        Typical white-folks ruined america. loser-pauline. hahahahahahahahah

      • rottenrollin

        Paul, you sound like a liberal projecting your own foibles and handworks.

  • irish1919

    AKA we will not allow free speech by conservatives. Only free speech will be liberal speech. They will determine who is a hate group i.e. Not BLM(who promotes killing cops ala pigs. Not Antifa a fascist group that promotes violence and attacks anyone they consider Trump supporters or conservative. Those who destroy public and private property. Twitter will allow their speech. However if you are one who denounces anything left wing you will be silenced. Twitter along with all the social media wants to silence all conservative speech because they do not want another election to be lost by a far left wing nutbag. So they could give a crap about the first ammendment . They will be the arbitrator and authority of free speech they will allow. It is against the law and I see this effort by twitter going to the Supreme Court. Talk about a fascist state, twitter and Facebook are promoting it. Anyone who is shut down by any social media outlet needs to bring charges against them.

    • Paul Heitzenrater

      Well irish….george Soros is funding all of this hate. Stirring up the black ignorant people of america…and redman…why is 80 of black men in prison and not white folk

  • Ron

    Free speech is only acceptible amongst the liberal left….we conservatives who are not and will not be politically correct create problems, which is furthest from the truth. REMEMBER ALL OF THE DISTRUCTION IN DC, UCB AND MANY OTHER CITIES IS CAUSED BY THE LIBERAL LEFT, THEYS UPPORT THE ANTIFA IDIOTS.

    • Tommy Tooter

      trouble is, you all lack the courage to be politically incorrect from anywhere you can punched in the face for your “free speech”.

      • rottenrollin

        TootsieBlather

        • Tommy Tooter

          mean, stupid white nationalist moron mumblings.

          • rottenrollin

            You’re losing it, tootsieroll.
            That’s Michael Moore you’re describing, the big fat stupid white man.
            Or is THIS Michael, and Tommy Tootsieroll is your nom de plume?

  • Sherry

    It wouldn’t be bad if it was true, all they will stop is consevatives talks. Free speech is only for anti President Trump. The dems act completely despicable, their children must be so disappointed in such sickening role models. Anti Americans need to leave America. Twitter, Facebook stop behaving so anti American. Your American traitors…