Twitter cracks down on ‘violent threats’ with new tools and updated policies

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Twitter on Tuesday broadened its abuse policies and rolled out new tools for combating what it calls “violent threats.”

The company previously held that it would only ban “direct, specific threats” made against others, but the updated policies now also apply to acts that promote violence against others.

The announcement is the latest in a string of updates over the last five months aimed at protecting users from abuse and harassment, addressing ongoing criticism that the company wasn’t taking these issues, including threats, seriously enough. Read more…

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