Twitter’s revamped user guidelines won’t fix its basic hate and abuse problem

Twitter has refreshed, rearranged, and reduce its regulations so the users can understand what is acceptable and what is not on the platform.

Del Harvey, Twitter’s vice president of trust and safety, said in a blog post that Twitter has revamped its rules. Every rule precisely describes what is not allowed on Twitter.

The general high-level categories like safety, privacy and authenticity lead to separate web pages that explain great detail about how you can violate each of those policies.

The Company wishes that after the changes, it would be easier for users to find what they want.

Mostly when we sign up for an account or online service, we are frequently faced with extremely long privacy guidelines and terms of service agreements.

These terms and guidelines are not only written in the dense, specialized and technical language, but they are often deliberately perplexing and tough to understand.

By agreeing and signing up without reading terms and guidelines correctly, we give control of our private information, without having any idea what we are accepting.


Twitter is trying to make its regulations more open and available.

It is a good step but can be connected with Twitter's spectrum of controversies, as exploitation and harassment have been uncontrolled on the social platform.

Twitter will be expecting that these updates offer more readability to humans with regards to bans.

It’s dubious that only rewriting guidelines will change the DNA of an organisation that appears unwilling of banning offensive and abusive content by hiding behind the paradox of free speech.

As we’ve observed before, the real difficulty lies in implementing these policies.

Twitter’s simplified rules won’t help fix its underlying abuse problem

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