Dec. 3 (UPI) — Twitter has expanded its policy against hate speech to cover language that “dehumanizes people” based on race and nationality — the latest step to interdict what social platforms see as a rising problem both on and offline.
The popular social platform announced the change on Wednesday. It’s Twitter’s most recent effort to block hateful content that civil and human rights advocates have denounced for years. The platform last modified its hate speech policy nine months ago.
“Today, we are further expanding our hateful conduct policy to prohibit language that dehumanizes people on the basis of race, ethnicity or national origin,” Twitter wrote in a blog post.
“We will also continue to surface potentially violative content through proactive detection and automation. If an account repeatedly breaks the Twitter rules, we may temporarily lock or suspend the account.”
Twitter updated its policy in July 2019 to bar