On Wednesday, Twitter updated their Terms of Service.
The update introduced a major new policy for Tweets that violate the Twitter Rules.
According to Twitter’s newest policy,
“When we determine that a Tweet violates the Twitter Rules, we require the violator to delete it before they can Tweet again.”
They are also
“adding new notices to make it easier to see when we’ve taken enforcement action on a Tweet.”
These notices are essentially big red flags on people’s accounts that some have likened to a scarlet letter. Twitter shared an image of what a violating Tweet will look like from now on.
Many people think the move is ridiculous.
— Lee (@lee_sweed) October 17, 2018
Who gets to decide what's a “bad tweet”?
— JavierSando (@JavierSando) October 17, 2018
— Wanderer (@TarotWanderer) October 17, 2018
— Ryan (@RyanAtRBM) October 17, 2018
How about we stop with the targeted harassment “report tweet” mobs altogether instead @Twitter?
— chewy106 (@chewy106) October 17, 2018
— Justur AverageJoe©️ (@JAveragejoe) October 17, 2018
Some people are wondering how certain public figures will fare with this new update.
Out of ideas.
Seem @Twitter are incapable of consistency given their Farrakhan sidestep.
— Colt (@_coltseavers) October 17, 2018
Does that include Louis Farrakhan?
— Miles J Fenucci (@FenucciMiles) October 18, 2018
There goes Trumps account
— T-bone3 (@tboneryan3) October 17, 2018
Others look forward to receiving the badge of honor.
Cool! Kinda like The Scarlet Letter. I can’t wait to get mine. We should form a club
— TheRealEdSullivan (@EdTheAdm) October 17, 2018
— Send Trudeau To Mars (@GrahamPink) October 18, 2018
This should get interesting.