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After boycott, Twitter will introduce new anti-abuse rules

Tonight, many Twitter users began a 24hour boycott of socialnetworking platform following a company suspended celebrity Rose McGowan's accounts. Twitter has had note, and last nighttime, CEO Jack Dorsey vowed that it'll have a "more aggressive stance" in executing its fundamentals, and that it's going to start rolling out new fundamentals in the forthcoming weeks to attempt to suppress a few of these unwelcome behaviour that looks on the stage. Twitter temporarily suspended McGowan's account earlier this week after she submitted a personal telephone number within an Tweet.

McGowan has come to be a vocal detractor of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who had been the topic of a pair of reports that alleged years of sexual abuse. While McGowan's accounts was finally restored, the incident highlights problems regarding how Twitter addresses misuse onto its own stage.

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In a string of eight Tweets, Dorsey said that that the business recognizes that behavior on the site silences voices, and also that the its efforts to update its own policies in the last two years has never been enough. "We've been working intensely over the past few months and focused today on making some critical decisions," he explained, moving on to say that they've "decided to take a more aggressive stance in our rules and how we enforce them," and that at the coming months, they will be introducing "new rules around: unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorifies violence."

In the last year, Twitter has introduced several characteristics that help filter abusive Tweets from one's replies, and also the capability to block certain keywords. Back in July, the business said that its efforts have been functioning. Nonetheless, it doesn't appear to go far enough, and also in reaction to Dorsey's Tweets, many users pointed out that even Twitter has confirmed white supremacists such as Richard Spencer. Dorsey responded that Twitter is "reconsidering our verification policies," but that it was not as high of a priority as enforcing their rules. A spokesperson for Twitter explained that they don't have any opinion beyond what Dorsey listed in his Tweets, however that more information would be coming.