Twitter Cracks Down on Revenge Porn
The nude selfie is here to stay. But Twitter is now expressly prohibiting the posting of nonconsensual intimate photos, making it easier for users to request their removal. Promising to take down unwanted images “in a timely manner,” the microblogging service says it will suspend accounts until they comply and ban repeat offenders for good. Having admitted that it “sucks at dealing with abuse,” Twitter is now moving ahead of a trend toward clamping down on online harassment in all its hateful forms.