As Twitchy reported earlier Wednesday, Twitter and its CEO, Jack Dorsey, really aren’t looking good after permanently banning @GayPatriot for some unexplained reason while allowing Louis Farrakhan to compare Jews to termites because Twitter’s policy on “dehumanizing language has not yet been implemented,” so it’s cool for now to compare Jews to vermin.

As if Twitter’s policy on what’s acceptable speech wasn’t convoluted enough already, Mashable reports Wednesday that Twitter is implementing a new policy in which it will “publicly shame” users until they delete their “bad” tweets.

Rachel Kraus reports:

Twitter announced a change on Wednesday that will make it clear when someone has posted a tweet that violates Twitter’s terms of service.

Now, when Twitter has determined that a Tweet has crossed the line, a gray box with a message will appear, in place of the original tweet, that reads “This tweet is no longer available because it violated the Twitter Rules.” It will also include a link to Twitter’s terms.

The message will appear both at the URL of the original tweet, and on the tweeter’s profile. And it will remain up for 14 days after the user deletes the offending Tweet. So anyone who visits your Twitter profile might see that you posted a message that someone else successfully reported.

That’s right: if Twitter decides a tweet you posted violated its terms of service, everyone who comes to your profile will know.

All of which leads to the obvious question:

We thought Farrakhan’s tweet was pretty bad, but apparently not as bad as @GayPatriot calling Chelsea Manning “Bradley.”

Twitter’s done such a great job so far — how could they miss with this new policy?


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