Twitter will put warnings on swastikas and other hate images, rolls out stricter content rules

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter Inc said on Monday it would begin putting a warning in front of pictures that show Nazi swastikas and other items it determines are hateful imagery, as well as ban their use in any profile photos on the social media network.

The step is one of several that Twitter said it would take to crack down on white nationalists and other violent or hateful groups, which have become unwelcome on a service that once took an absolutist view of free speech.

Twitter said in a statement it would shut down accounts affiliated with non-government organizations that promote violence against civilians, and ban user names that constitute a violent threat or racial slur.

More… Twitter begins purge of far-right accounts as new hate speech rules take effect

  • Shebel

    No mention of the Hijab or Burka ..
    Which is equally Supremacist
    Sorry—– I should should know better. .
    My skin is White .

  • The reports I’ve seen indicate that Twitter is now watching what sites you visit and will make decisions based on your surfing habits.

    • Shebel

      Oh, Great.
      Who are these people that have the WISDOM –
      To Dictate what is Right or just simply Wrong ?

      • No wisdom, just power – and you know what they say about power.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    How fitting that they roll this out on Stalin’s birthday!


    Now they are going after “hate symbols”.
    Yeah, right.
    They are going after political speech that they don’t agree with, and are calling it “HATE”.

    • BillyHW

      Jack Dorsey is a flaming faggot.

  • robins111

    Anyone want to bet that Pepe the Frog makes the naughty list.

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      He’s the 21st century analog to the swastika.
      He’s the frog that “hates”.
      “Hate”, like “racism” will forever have to be in scare quotes now.

  • Lightstream

    And that’s why I quit Twitter a long time ago. Soon you won’t be able to post anything on any platform. Say bye bye to democracy.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The first people they will expel will be observant Jews

    • Shebel

      Expel to where ?
      They won’t expel you until Israel is Gone.

      • Hard Little Machine

        Expel from Twitter

  • andycanuck

    But it will still be cool to tweet “kill whitey!”

  • Tooth&Claw

    Well it’s not all bad. Consider Twitter is partially owned by a Saudi, so it might be time to make his stock tank to worthlessness.

  • H

    Three letters – G A B

  • DMB