Twitter To Crack Down On Users Posting Nude Photos Of Exes For Revenge
Good luck with that…
“You may not post intimate photos or videos that were taken or distributed without the subject’s consent,” Twitter (TWTR, Tech30) said in its updated “Twitter Rules section.”
Sometimes called “revenge p**n,” putting nude photos or videos online when the subject hasn’t given consent is a widespread problem. But victims have limited legal options.
Only a few states have passed revenge porn laws, and they’re largely ineffective against websites, which are protected by section 230 of the federal Communications Decency Act. The act gives platforms like Twitter, Facebook (FB, Tech30) and Reddit immunity when third parties post anything that doesn’t violate federal law.
Reddit also started banning revenge p**n this week, in a controversial decision that served as a departure for the “anything goes” website.
Twitter in particular has been criticized with mishandling complaints about online harassment and bullying. The company has been faulted with letting trolls run rampant.
In a memo to employees last month, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said he was embarrassed about the company’s reputation and took “personal responsibility” for the company’s failure to address the problem.
“We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years,” Costolo wrote.
Let this serve as a notice to those of you considering putting your ex’s freaky photos on Twitter…take that isht to Snapchat!