Twitter’s New Policy Will Ban Private Images and Memes Without Consent
Twitter's new CEO Parag Agrawal is implementing a new policy that will ban the posting of private images of individuals without their consent, and will also be taking aim at removing memes as well.
The idea is to curb the misuse of media and prevent outrage online. I for one don't think this is the solution and you can even say this is the direct result of certain high-profile court cases that have made national headlines.
The social media giant introduced the new ban as an expansion of its private information policy, which already bans sharing information related to a private individual's identity documents, such as government-issued IDs.
The ban will not apply to tweets featuring public figures or tweets that are “shared in the public interest or add value to the public discourse.”
It also applies to memes and videos of a crime. Source:Gotrooster.com
Now on paper, this might seem like a good idea, and that this policy will do more good than harm and I disagree. I think this might be a direct attempt to neutralize memes altogether especially if they don't agree with the current political climate. So instead of trying to combat these memes with better ones, they've decided to get rid of them completely.
I also think this will severely cripple law enforcement in their investigations when looking for criminals online. This will prevent law enforcement from posting photos of missing people and photos of bad guys on the run. I just don't see why Twitter decided to go this route. Literally, no one is asking for this new policy, and yet they don't seem to care...
Check out the video below and tell us how you feel. Does this new policy seem like a good idea for Twitter?