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Twitter bans people’s photos and videos from sharing without their permission

Twitter announced an extension to its privacy policy on Tuesday that prohibits the sharing of people’s “private” photos and videos without their consent.

The Twitter Safety team wrote in a blog post that while anyone can be affected by private media sharing, it can “disproportionately affect women, activists, dissidents and members of minority communities.”

The blog post also states that Twitter requires a first-person report or report from an authorized representative to determine that the image or video was shared without their consent.

And users who break the new rule could be banned from the platform permanently.

However, the policy excludes public figures but applies if media sharing is intended to “harass, intimidate or use fear to silence them.”

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Twitter announced an extension to its private information policy on Tuesday that prohibits sharing people’s “private” photos and videos without their consent.

However, Twitter doesn’t require permission from all the people in a photo or video before it’s posted, but will remove it if a featured person asks for it to be removed.

The added rule complements the existing privacy policy that prohibits sharing people’s personal information, such as phone numbers, addresses, and IDs.

“There are growing concerns about the misuse of media and information not available elsewhere online as a tool to harass, intimidate and reveal the identities of individuals,” Twitter shared in the post.

Sharing personal media, such as images or videos, can potentially violate a person’s privacy and cause emotional or physical harm.

However, Twitter does not require permission from all persons in a photo or video before it is posted, but will remove it if a featured person asks for it to be removed

However, Twitter does not require permission from all persons in a photo or video before it is posted, but will remove it if a featured person asks for it to be removed

“The abuse of private media can affect anyone, but it can disproportionately affect women, activists, dissidents and members of minority communities.”

If Twitter is notified of media that has been shared without permission, it states that the photo or video will be removed or take other actions, including lowering the tweet’s visibility in replies and searches.

“We will always try to assess the context in which the content is shared and in such cases we may allow the images or videos to remain on the service,” Twitter wrote.

For example, we would consider whether the image is publicly available and/or covered by mainstream/traditional media (newspapers, TV channels, online news sites), or whether a particular image and associated tweet text adds value to the image. public discourse, is shared in the public interest, or is relevant to the community.’

The update comes just a day after CEO Jack Dorsey announced he’s quitting Twitter.

The update comes just a day after CEO Jack Dorsey announced he's quitting Twitter.

Parag Agrawal, 45, was named the new CEO of the social media giant early Monday,

The update comes just a day after CEO Jack Dorsey announced he’s quitting Twitter. Parag Agrawal, 45, was named the new CEO of the social media giant early Monday,

The 45-year-old posted his letter of resignation on Monday, explaining that he has “worked hard to ensure this company can break free from its founding and founders” before patting himself on the shoulder by noting that “not many founders to be’. who prefer their company over ego.

“I know we’ll prove it was the right move.”

Parag Agrawal, 45, was named the new CEO of the social media giant early Monday after serving as the company’s chief technology officer since 2017.

Dorsey was the CEO of the social media giant when it was first founded in 2006, overseeing its start-up. In 2015, he returned to the top job.

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