May 24, 2022
New Twitter Ban Forbids Sharing Private Images and Videos without Consent

Twitter Now Bans Sharing ‘Private’ Photos and Videos without the Subject’s Consent

Twitter will not permit private images and videos to be published without the subject’s permission, except for public figures (mostly)…

Twitter has expanded its private information policy to now include “private media” without the consent of the subject in said media. The microblog’s Safety Team explains it’s doing so because posting private images and videos could potentially violate the subject’s privacy and/or lead to harm against the person. However, the ban doesn’t apply to every user on the platform. Public figures are an exception, except in certain cases.

New Twitter Ban Forbids Sharing Private Images and Videos without Consent

Twitter states it will remove any such media and take action against the poster, based on the company’s enforcement options, which include downranking of the original tweet in replies and search. Or, instructing the poster to delete the media. Twitter could also permanently suspend users who violate the policy. This isn’t entirely new because the microblog already prohibits posting addresses, phone numbers, ID, or financial information. 

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