Twitter changes its rules

TwitterSocial media chat company Twitter has revised its terms and conditions in a bid to stop what it describes as “abusive behaviour and hateful conduct”.

In a blog entry, the company said that it would not tolerate behaviour such as harassment, initimation, or people who use fear to stifle other peoples’ voices.

Twitter said it’s already taken steps to make life easier for people by providing tools to mute and block messages.

It has introduced actions for “suspected abusive behaviour” including email and phone verification.

Twitter added: “Keeping users safe requires a comprehensive and balanced approach where everyone plays a role. We will continue to build on these initiatives to empower our users and ensure that Twitter remains a platform for people to express themselves.”