Twitter have taken a welcome step to protect their users from targeted abuse and harrassment by banning users that tweet such content. Violent threats, doxxing, revenge porn and other targeted abuse or harrassment is prohibited. Factors that will determine whether content is targeted include:
if a primary purpose of the reported account is to send abusive messages to others;
if the reported behavior is one-sided or includes threats;
if the reported user is inciting others to harass another user; and
if the reported user is sending harassing messages to a user from multiple accounts.
The policy states that offensive content in itself will not result in a ban.
Holly Brockwell spoke to the BBC about her decision not to have children- and faced so much online abuse for this, she had to deactivated her twitter account- but bravely went back after 36 hours because she didn't want them to win.
"I am used to trolling as I run a women's tech website but even I was affected this time because it was so vitriolic, so personal and nasty, and so specific about me and my professional life - not even about the issue of having children which I had been writing about."
Twitter has taken steps to stop the posting of revenge porn on the site. The new private information clause added to its rules states: “You may not post intimate photos or videos that were taken or distributed without the subject’s consent.”