Twitter vows to take ‘much less extreme actions’ towards rule-breaking accounts

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Suppression, not suspension. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Twitter is promising that it’ll take “much less extreme actions” when disciplining accounts that break its guidelines; it’ll solely droop Twitter accounts that interact in “extreme or ongoing, repeat violations” of its guidelines. The corporate additionally says it’ll be letting anybody enchantment suspensions beginning February 1st, and that these doing so will likely be judged utilizing up to date requirements.

What’s going to Twitter do as an alternative of suspending your account? The “much less extreme actions” are issues that Twitter has been doing for years, comparable to limiting visibility of a tweet, or telling a person to take away a tweet earlier than they’ll get again onto the positioning. Right now’s change is that Twitter is promising to succeed in for these instruments extra usually, as an alternative of going straight for the ban button.


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