Twitter Simplifies Safety and Privacy Rules

Twitter has revised its rules about user privacy and safety, making them easier to understand and follow for an improved experience…

Social microblog Twitter has introduced a streamlined version of its rules governing user privacy and safety.

Twitter Simplifies Safety and Privacy Rules

The company has rewritten said rules, reducing them from 2,500 to just 600 words. It’s reorganized its rules, introducing high-level categories to make it easier for users to find specific topics.

The revisions include new rules about election integrity, platform manipulation, along with spam. Twitter is also rolling out detailed instructions for reporting rule violations.

Here’s what Del Harvey, the VP of Trust and Safety on Twitter, wrote, in-part:

“Our rules exist to help keep everyone using Twitter safe and ensure they can participate freely in the public conversation. Over time, we’ve added new rules and updated existing ones, but these changes eventually made our rules confusing and difficult to understand.

So today, we’re refreshing our rules with simple, clear language and reorganizing them into high-level categories: safety, privacy and authenticity. We’ve also added detail around other policies, including election integrity, platform manipulation and spam.”

Bill Boyles

Bill is a freelance writer who covers a wide range of topics, including apps, social media, and search.