February 17, 2020
new Twitter anti-NSFW guidelines

Twitter will Reveal New Anti-NSFW Guidelines Soon and Enforce them Starting January 1st, 2020

Twitter will follow fellow social networks by introducing new anti-NSFW policies in January, in an attempt to cleanup its platform…

Over the course of the past year, social sites Facebook and subsidiary Instagram have made it very difficult to share NSFW content. It’s part of an overall effort in the industry to make the sites practically free of explicit content. Now, Twitter is following, planning to enact and police new anti-NSFW guidelines in January.

Twitter to Enact New Anti-NSFW Guidelines

The new Twitter anti-NSFW rules will ban “violent sexual conduct” and “gratuitous gore content.” Twitter defines adult content that is “pornographic or intended to cause sexual arousal,” including “cartoons, hentai, or anime involving humans or depictions of animals with human-like features.”

The social microblog also forbids “violent sexual conduct” and states it reserves the right to delete any media “that depicts violent sexual conduct or gratuitous gore anywhere.”

Of course, policing the platform is an entirely different matter altogether. It will take a lot of time and effort, along with trial and effort, to rid the site of NSFW content.

Bill Boyles

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

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