Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Twitter’s Hate Speech Tweets Will Remove To Stop Dehumanization

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The New Hate speech Policy of Twitter will remove tweets that target religious group. In its a new set of rules, Twitter to include dehumanizing speech around the religion. Since it has been significant Rising violence and harassment against religious minority around the world on social media, this new update will help to identify the humanizing speech against religious groups.

It means that when someone tries to use hateful language directed at a religious group on Twitter, it will be Remove if reported. This policy has come into effect starting from yesterday.

Twitter also said if this new implementation in the policy is successful then they could apply a similar standard to other protected groups of people in the future.

Talking about its new hateful conduct policy, Twitter writes a blog and say they are working on this policy since last year. The company received 8000 responses and feedback from people in over 30 countries. Twitter share some example of the content in which people are targeting some specific religious group dehumanizes people on behalf of their religious background.

What Is In New Hate Speech Policy: –

The example Images shared by the Twitter show it will be. Referring to any religious group as “rate”, “viruses”, “filthy animals” and many more like this will remove if reported.

hate speech

In Twitter’s Blog: –

In the blog post, Twitter said ” We create our rules to keep people safe on Twitter, and they continuously evolve to reflect the realities of the world we operate within. Our primary focus is on addressing the risks of offline harm, and research* shows that dehumanizing language increases that risk.”

Further, they also added that “If reported, Tweets that break this rule sent before today will need to be deleted, but will not directly result in any account suspensions because they were Tweeted before the rule was set.”

 

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