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Twitter prohibits posting images of individuals without their consent

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This update will allow us to take action on content that is not explicitly abusive, but that has been published without the consent of the person appearing on it., the company said in a statement.

The right of Internet users to use platforms when images or data concerning them are uploaded by third parties, in particular for malicious purposes, has been the subject of debate for years.

Twitter already banned the publication of private information like a person’s phone number or address, but there are growing concerns on the use of such data for harass, intimidate or reveal the identities of individuals, note the group, with disproportionate consequences for women, activists, political dissidents and members of minority communities.

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Recently, this phenomenon has particularly affected creators of content on the Twitch platform, targeted by racist harassment campaigns. Or whistleblowers.

It also concerns victims of sexual assault, filmed during the act, who find themselves fighting a long fight to have the videos removed from pornographic sites and from search results on Google.

Twitter, which has just changed boss, is stepping up measures to clean up the network and respond to criticism of the sometimes violent consequences of exchanges. Jack Dorsey, its co-founder, announced Monday that he was handing over and that he would be replaced by then-chief technology officer Parag Agrawal.

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