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.
— Mashable (@mashable) October 17, 2018
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:
Who gets to decide what's a "bad tweet"?
— JavierSando (@JavierSando) October 17, 2018
We thought Farrakhan’s tweet was pretty bad, but apparently not as bad as @GayPatriot calling Chelsea Manning “Bradley.”
Lol. I want to know how this will happen.
— Chibuzo 'KingAbsolute' Anthony (@KingAbsoIute) October 17, 2018
Twitter’s done such a great job so far — how could they miss with this new policy?
That's MY job, thank you very much https://t.co/UJG1jsYaDa
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) October 17, 2018
— Lee (@lee_sweed) October 17, 2018
This is the digital version of locking people in stocks in the public square where people can throw rotten vegetables at them. How forward thinking.
— Shamrock666 (@Shamrock6662) October 17, 2018
Public shaming is kinda Twitter's business model. https://t.co/QCIo0LcBJt
— Recalcitrant Redhead (@RecalRedhead) October 17, 2018
I'm guessing they will keep secret the identity of the SJW who complained about your most excellent tweet.
— Conrad Fisher (@ConradFisher) October 17, 2018
Ah nothing like classical bullying from our moral guardians
— Space Eternal Dreg of Society Elf (@TheRogue_Elf) October 17, 2018
They better not… liberals will need a virtual safe space… and scream in the streets until they apologize
— B.J. Elliott (@orangebiased) October 17, 2018
They don't seem to realize this will simply highlight and confirm the bias accusations against them. ?☕ https://t.co/zdCm8sJPBD
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) October 17, 2018
Yeah, this is going to work out well. https://t.co/Yrk5jDh7aE
— John Brooks (@Jbroks86) October 17, 2018
This is terrible, terrible, terrible. https://t.co/Af0ax0CK4f
— Tigerlily (@Ericka__Marie) October 17, 2018
Because mob justice is always correct, sure. What could possibly go wrong. https://t.co/2B16ImpH6x
— Kyle Snyder (@KyleSnyder_) October 17, 2018
— LaurieAnn ✨ (@mooshakins) October 17, 2018
This should end well. https://t.co/zI4FG2Ihdl
— Smatt of Equine Visage (@mdrache) October 17, 2018
Me: Twitter really sucks
Twitter: Hold my beer https://t.co/fND53Ax1Zr
— ☠1/1024 Problematic AF™ ☠ (@EF517_V3) October 17, 2018
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 17, 2018