Twitter makes its rules easier to understand

In 280 characters or less, each rule clearly describes exactly what’s not allowed on Twitter.


Twitter rules are now divided in 3 high level categories.


In order to assist individuals understand what’s acceptable on the platform and what is not, micro-blogging website Twitter on Friday refreshed, simplified and reorganized its rules and regulations. The corporate has divided and specified rules underneath 3 high level categories — safety, privacy and authenticity. Additionally, the platform has also detailed other subjects regarding including election integrity, platform manipulation and spam.


“We’re refreshing rule pages to have more information, including examples, step-by-step directions about how to report, and details on what happens once we take action,” Del Harvey, vice president, Trust and Safety, Twitter wrote in a blogpost.


The company says in 280 characters or less, each rule clearly describes exactly what’s not allowed on Twitter.
Each of the 3 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 corporate aims to assist individuals easily understand what’s and isn’t allowed on the service.


“As a 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.