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Twitter moves to curb hate speech based on religion

Washington: Twitter is moving to filter out inappropriate content based on religion as part of its effort to curb hate speech.
In a policy update on Tuesday, Twitter said it would take down “dehumanising language” that targets specific religious groups. Examples shown by Twitter that would be removed would be description of a members of a religion as “disgusting” or “filthy animals.” “After months of conversations and feedback from the public, external experts and our own teams, we’re expanding our rules against hateful conduct to include language that dehumanizes others on the basis of religion,” the Twitter safety team wrote.
“Starting today, we will require tweets like these to be removed from Twitter when they’re reported to us.” Tweets that break this rule sent before the update will need to be deleted, but will not result in account suspensions, according to the company. (AFP)