Twitter will now display a notice for 14 days when someone deletes a reported tweet

by Oct 23, 20180 comments

If you’re an avid Twitter user, you’ve probably clicked on a tweet that’s racked up quite a few retweets or likes among your followers, only to get a message that this tweet is no longer available. It could have been because the user deleted the tweet themselves unprompted, or because the tweet was reported for violating Twitter’s rules.

Now, Twitter will include a notice when a tweet has been removed for violating its rules. The message will read, “This Tweet is no longer available because it violated the Twitter Rules,” with a link to Twitter’s ever-changing public-facing document about what is and isn’t allowed on Twitter. The message won’t say how exactly the user violated Twitter’s rules.

“Improving our communication around steps we’re taking to keep you safe remains one of our top priorities. We hope these changes bring more clarity on how and when we our enforce our rules,” Twitter product and health employees David Gasca and Sam Toizer wrote in a blog post.

This change is about as transparent as Twitter has ever gotten when it comes to highlighting to users when it takes action on an account. Twitter has a long-standing policy to not comment on individual accounts. In the past, when reporters have approached Twitter about an account that they believe violates the company’s rules, Twitter has sometimes deleted the tweet without telling reporters if the tweet violated Twitter’s policies or not.

Last September, when President Donald Trump tweeted what some users interpreted as a declaration of war on North Korea, Twitter initially refused to comment on the tweet, and then a day later gave the public slightly more information when it said that it also takes “newsworthiness” and whether or not a tweet “is of public interest” when deciding whether or not to keep a tweet up.

The company also announced today that it will hide a tweet from a user’s timeline once they’ve reported it, even if Twitter hasn’t taken action on it. This is a much-needed change, given that Twitter can’t always immediately act on tweets that users believe violate the company’s rules.

Read More 

CRM – How Does CRM Help Local Business Owners Compete

CRM – How Does CRM Help Local Business Owners Compete

CRM otherwise known as Customer Retail Management is a tool and process used by many companies around the globe and is now available for the small local business owner!  Many of the CRM providers are well equipped to handle large businesses but it also comes with a...

Top 5 Takeaways from the Pardot Product Keynote at #DF18

Top 5 Takeaways from the Pardot Product Keynote at #DF18

Dreamforce 2018 was a whirlwind of technology, innovation, networking and fun! If the week taught us anything, it’s that now, more than ever, is an amazing time to be a B2B marketer. On Thursday, September 27th, Pardot took the stage with Lyft Business and VMware to...

How to Earn Loyal Customers in the Experience Economy

How to Earn Loyal Customers in the Experience Economy

In today’s digital, connected world, audiences can find virtually anything they want whenever they want it. They have little patience for sifting through irrelevant content to find what they’re looking for. Brands know that to grab the attention of their audiences,...

Leave a comment.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share This

Share this post with your friends!

Share This

Share this post with your friends!