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Twitter bans sharing private images of individuals

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (KUNA) -- Twitter decided to expand its private information policy to include media sharing as of Tuesday.
"We will not allow the sharing of private media, such as images or videos of private individuals without their consent," it said in a chain of tweets.
"Publishing people's private info is also prohibited under the policy, as is threatening or incentivizing others to do so.
"Let's unpack what this means. This policy update will help curb the misuse of media to harass, intimidate, and reveal the identities of private individuals, which disproportionately impacts women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities.
"Images/videos that show people participating in public events (like large scale protests, sporting events, etc.) would generally not violate this policy," the social networking website added. (end) asj.gb