Twitter to have new policy on abuse, hate tweets after #WomenBoycottTwitter

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"Twitter will take a "more aggressive stance" regarding its rules involving 'unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups and tweets that glorify violence", Dorsey tweeted.

The move comes a day after thousands boycotted the platform standing in solidarity with actress Rose McGowan after her Twitter account was partially suspended for tweeting about Harvey Weinstein. The movie mogul was sacked last Sunday by the company he co-founded amid accusations that he sexually harassed or sexually assaulted women.

'Today we saw voices silencing themselves and voices speaking out because we're still not doing enough, ' the tweet stated.

In a Friday night tweetstorm, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made a familiar pledge: He's going to clean up Twitter so users don't have to deal with abuse or threats or harassment. "We've been working to counteract this for the past two years". The US house intelligence committee is asking officials from Twitter, Facebook, and Google to testify publicly as part of its Russian Federation probe on November 1, the same day as a planned senate intelligence committee hearing on the topic. We'll update if we get them.

Jack Dorsey acknowledged the protest that trended all day and assured of a "more aggressive" stance.

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Without explaining how he planned to take action, Dorsey promised the group that Twitter would be responsive in future and that the changes would be implemented in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, Dorsey also said that the Twitter team is also reconsidering its verification procedure- putting out a blue tick on verified accounts.

Black women face oppression and abuse at the intersection of race and gender on a daily basis. Verified users also tend to have high followerships, making it easier for some unscrupulous members of the Twitterati to point their followers towards others.

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