SOCIAL MEDIA — Twitter users praised the social media giant late last night after the company relaxed its restrictions on users getting banned and locked out of their accounts; it has been reported.
Users took to their devices to celebrate after the social media company announced no user would receive a ban from the site unless they actually take someone’s life.
Speaking exclusively to the Daily Dafty, head of communications from Twitter, Jennifer Albright said: “Previously, we would only ban users if they verbally or physically abused another user.
“We soon realized we couldn’t determine the difference between real threats or lighthearted banter, so we relaxed the restrictions.
“As our users are dropping off the scale and heading over to better social media platforms such as TikTok and Tumblr, we have to try and keep everybody happy.
“From midnight tonight, we will only ban a user or lock them out for 14-days if they kill another user.”
It is understood some of the restrictions don’t include accidental or diminished responsibility but actual full-blown horrendous acts of violence that result in homicides, including strangling, being plunged by a sharp instrument, thrown in front of a moving vehicle or being doused in petrol before being set alight.
It’s not the first time a social media platform has lifted its restrictions.
In 2018 Snapchat allowed users over the age of 40 to use their site but only if they were accompanied by a child.