‘Twitter has banned posting of images of people without their consent: here’s why that’s a good thing’

“Twitter recently announced that it will no longer allow ‘the sharing of private media, such as images or videos of private individuals without their consent’. The move takes effect through an expansion of the social media platform’s private information and media policy. In practical terms, this means photos and videos can be removed if the photographer has not obtained consent from people captured prior to sharing the item on Twitter. Individuals who find their image shared online without consent can report the post, and Twitter will then decide whether it’s to be taken down …” (more)

[Holly Hancock, Inforrm’s Blog, 12 December]

First posted 2021-12-13 11:30:57

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