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Twitter CEO promises tougher rules on hate speech, violence

To take 'more aggressive stance'; changes follow boycott over handling of Weinstein accuser

David Stringer & Nour Al Ali | Bloomberg 

Twitter will tighten rules on issues including hate speech amid a boycott over the social-media platform’s handling of actress Rose McGowan’s postings on Harvey Weinstein and criticism of its approach to users who target women with sexual or violent content. “We decided to take a more aggressive stance in our rules and how we enforce them,” Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey said in a tweet. The platform will introduce new rules in the next few weeks on unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups and postings that glorify ...

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First Published: Sun, October 15 2017. 01:28 IST