Twitter announces 'zero tolerance policy towards violent speech'


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Twitter rolled out a new policy on "violent speech" Tuesday that prohibits threats, wishes of harm, incitement of violence, and glorification of violence. 

"Twitter is a place where people can express themselves, learn about what’s happening, and debate global issues," Twitter Safety wrote in an update in the social media platform's help center. 

"However, healthy conversations can’t thrive when violent speech is used to deliver a message. As a result, we have a zero tolerance policy towards violent speech in order to ensure the safety of our users and prevent the normalization of violent actions."

Twitter headquarters in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood of San Francisco, California.  (Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images / Getty Images)


People who violate the new policy may have their accounts suspended and be required to delete content before tweeting again. 

It's the latest change for Twitter under the ownership of Elon Musk, a self-proclaimed "free-speech absolutist" who purchased the platform for $44 billion last year. 

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