Jack Dorsey promises Twitter crackdown on terrorist accounts
Posted by Damien Biddulph on Tue 17th Oct 2017
Dorsey promises "more aggressive stance" on rules and enforcement
Twitter has pledged to crackdown further on the use of the network by terrorists.
CEO Jack Dorsey announced the new crackdown today, which follows on from a number of initiatives intended to reinvigorate the moribund social networking tool.
It's not the first time that Twitter has pledged to crackdown on the use of Twitter by terrorist organisations. However, Dorsey has now added that the company plans to implement stronger enforcement systems, along with a much tougher 'disciplinary' process.
Of course, he did this all over Twitter in a 'Tweet storm'.
"We see voices being silenced on Twitter every day," he tweeted.
He continued: "We've been working to counteract this for the past two years. We prioritised this in 2016. We updated our policies and increased the size of our teams. It wasn't enough. In 2017 we made it our top priority and made a lot of progress.
"Today we saw voices silencing themselves and voices speaking out because we're *still* not doing enough. We've been working intensely over the past few months and focused today on making some critical decisions.
"We decided to take a more aggressive stance in our rules and how we enforce them. New rules around: unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorifies violence."
All this will start to happen over the next couple of weeks.