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Twitter Bans Links to Hate Speech and Violence

Preventing harmful content to be spread through external links.

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Twitter Bans Links to Hate Speech and Violence

Preventing harmful content to be spread through external links.

Today, Twitter is banning links that lead to external websites containing hate speech and violence. The new ban comes into place after Twitter has been removing harmful content from its users on its own platform, but finding a loophole allowing users to link out to harmful content on other websites.

“Our goal is to block links in a way that’s consistent with how we remove Tweets that violate our rules,” said Twitter on the decision, also adding that repeat offenders will also risk account suspension. In terms of the material that will run the risk of being blocked, it includes extreme violence, terrorism, hacked material and content falling under general hateful conduct.

The new Twitter ban comes into place today, July 30. To learn more about it, head over to the platform’s help page.

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