Twitter is accused of double standards over banning tweets

Twitter is accused of double standards over banning tweets

Facing platform Twitter backlash in the aftermath Diagnosing the infection of the US President (Donald Trump) with the Corona virus.

Users accuse the platform of using double standards in the way it controls those who wish death to others

American filmmaker Ava DuVernay and British children’s award-winning writer Malorie Blackman were among thousands of Twitter users who accused the platform of failing to protect women and minority users from abuse.

Several people posted tweets wishing the president a cure, including his opponent in the election, Joe Biden, while others expressed a dissenting opinion.

Twitter confirmed that users wishing to die for the president had violated its terms of use.

Twitter policy is prohibited For abusive behavior Users must hope for serious harm to a person or group of people.

The company said in a tweet: Tweets that wish or hope for death, serious bodily harm, or fatal disease against anyone are not permitted and should be removed.

She added that the breach will not mean automatically suspending the user’s account, The statement, which was shared more than 18,000 times, drew criticism from several personalities who said: They were subjected to similar abuse but did not receive any support from the platform.

Blackman, author of the popular (Noughts & Crosses) series, said across Tweet: Weeks of death threats and serious threats against my family when I was a kids prize winner from 2013 to 2015 without Twitter doing anything about it.

And theHe said A Twitter spokesperson for the Guardian earlier: The policy has been in place since April, and it applies to all users, not just Trump.

DuVernay said: Does this also apply to black women who have been exposed for a long time and are still being harassed, threatened with assault and death via this platform, I think no, because I see these same accounts still exist, and are still causing harm, and the phrase “all users” Deceptive.

A Twitter spokesperson said: Our sole goal is to improve the health of the public conversation, and to ensure the safety of the people who use our service.

He added: There is no place for abuse and harassment on Twitter, and we have policies in place – that apply to everyone everywhere – that address abuse, harassment and hateful behavior, and if we identify accounts that violate these rules, we will take enforcement action.

The spokesperson explained that Twitter has suspended some users’ accounts, but will not act the same on every tweet.


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