Twitter To Display Tweets Taken Down For Violating Its Terms Of Service

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Twitter announced Wednesday that they will begin to display whose tweets were taken down for violating their terms of service.

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The company claims that the change is meant to address questions regarding whether they were the ones responsible for getting a reported tweet deleted, or if the person who posted the tweet in question got rid of it on their own.

 

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“Now, once we’ve required a Tweet to be deleted, we will display a notice stating that the Tweet is unavailable because it violated the Twitter Rules along with a link to the Rules and an article that provides more detail on how we enforce our rules,” Twitter writes via a blog post.

“This notice will be displayed on both the account’s profile and the specific Tweet for 14 days after the Tweet is deleted.”

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The move appears to be Twitter’s way of being more transparent with their users. The notice isn’t exactly meant to shame a user for their reported tweet, but to make others aware that they are taking action when something concerning is brought to their attention.

If a high-profile figure with a controversial tweet gets their page slapped with one of these notices, then the app’s millions of users can see it.

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The change is expected to go into effect within the next few weeks.

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