Earlier last month, Twitter updated its rules regarding abuse and hateful conduct as well as violence and physical harm. Starting from today, the microblogging platform will start implementing the changes going forward.
With the changes, you will need to abide by some new changes. Including,
- Accounts that affiliate with organizations that use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes. Groups included in this policy will be those that identify as such or engage in activity — both on and off the platform — that promotes violence. This policy does not apply to military or government entities and we will consider exceptions for groups that are currently engaging in (or have engaged in) peaceful resolution.
- Content that glorifies violence or the perpetrators of a violent act. This includes celebrating any violent act in a manner that may inspire others to replicate it or any violence where people were targeted because of their membership in a protected group. We will require offending Tweets to be removed and repeated violations will result in permanent suspension.
Moreover, if an account uses their account information to harass others such as using something in logos, symbols or images, then the platform will categorize the contents as sensitive under its new media content policy. In case you notice something that is offensive, you can now report to Twitter regarding the information and the reported account owner will be required to remove the content from the related account.
However, you should note that the changes do not apply to military and government entities. Following the introduction of the new rules, Twitter has revealed that it will be evaluating changes in the coming days and adjust them.