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Micro-blogging Site Twitter Updates Rules for Users to Understand Them Better

According to Harvey, the company’s focus remains on keeping everyone safe and supporting a healthier public conversation on Twitter

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In order to help people understand what is acceptable on the platform and what is not, micro-blogging site Twitter on Friday refreshed, simplified and reorganised its rules and regulations.

The company has divided and specified rules under three high level categories — safety, privacy and authenticity. In addition, the platform has also detailed other subjects concerning including election integrity, platform manipulation and spam.

“We’re refreshing rule pages to have more information, including examples, step-by-step instructions about how to report, and details on what happens when we take action,” Del Harvey, Vice President, Trust and Safety, Twitter wrote in a blog-post.

The company says in 280 characters or less, each rule clearly describes exactly what is not allowed on Twitter.

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Each of the three high level categories would redirect users to separate pages that details rules with scenarios where a user could violate the app policies.

With this step, the company aims to help people easily understand what is and is not allowed on the service.

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“As part of our continued push towards more transparency across every aspect of Twitter, we’re working to make sure every rule has its own help page with more detailed information and relevant resources, with abuse and harassment, hateful conduct, suicide or self-harm, and copyright being next on our list to update,” Harvey said.

According to Harvey, the company’s focus remains on keeping everyone safe and supporting a healthier public conversation on Twitter. (IANS)

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Micro-blogging Site Twitter Testing Ways to Improve ‘Lists’ Feature

Currently, the test is available in Twitter’s mobile app for those who have been opted in, TechCrunch reported

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Micro-blogging site Twitter is trying new ways to improve the ‘Lists’ feature on its platform.

The company on Tuesday announced that it has begun testing to make the feature easier to use.

The feature, remained buried inside Twitter’s interface, is intended to let users create custom timelines by adding specific users whose tweets a user is interested to track.

“Customisable timelines that are easy to access? We’re thinking about ways to do this! One idea we had is for you to be able to swipe to your lists from home. If you’re in the test tell us what you think,” Twitter posted on its handle.

The announcement gathered positive responses from the users.

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FILE – A man reads tweets on his phone in front of a displayed Twitter logo. VOA

“This is an excellent idea. Being able to order the lists would be important too. If anything makes it a toggle in Lists so we can have it if we want,” a user posted.

“Love this. Many people don’t even know about lists. I use lists all the time to cut through the noise. This is a great fix! Love the ease of access,” wrote Kyle Harris, renowned vlogger and social media commentator.

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As of now, Twitter has not specified how many people would be added to the test.

Currently, the test is available in Twitter’s mobile app for those who have been opted in, TechCrunch reported. (IANS)