Tag: Hateful Conduct

Twitter bans dehumanising posts on age, disability, disease

San Francisco: Twitter has expanded its rules around hate speech to include language that dehumanises people on the basis of their age, disability or disease. Last year, the micro-blogging platform updated its Hateful Conduct’ policy to address dehumanising speech, starting with one protected category: religious groups. “Our primary focus is on addressing the risks of […]

Twitter blocks New York Times account, restores later

New York: Twitter last weekend blocked a New York Times account for almost 24 hours, stating a tweet by the account violated the micro-blogging website’s rules against hateful conduct. The tweet by @nytimesworld – the account of the international reporting team — had promoted an article about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s apology to indigenous people […]