micro-blogging site Twitter is revising its rules to tackle hateful conduct including spreading of terror messages online.
“We believe that protection from abuse and harassment is a vital part of empowering people to freely express themselves on Twitter,Â” Megan Cristina, director, trust and safety at Twitter, posted in a blog.
The updated language emphasises that Twitter will not tolerate behaviour intended to harass, intimidate, or use fear to silence another userÂ’s voice. As always, we embrace and encourage diverse opinions and beliefs but we will continue to take action on accounts that cross the line into abuse,Â” she posted.
Over the past year, Twitter has taken several steps to fight abuse in order to protect freedom of expression.
It has empowered users with tools for blocking, muting and reporting abusive behaviour.