All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Policy’

Chrissy Teigen Is the Latest to Test Instagram’s Nudity Policy

Chrissy Teigen Is the Latest to Test Instagram’s Nudity Policy

So, how long will this post stay up on Instagram? Model Chrissy Teigen is the latest in a line of high-profile celebrities who’ve chosen to defy Instagram’s lame rules concerning nudity. On Monday afternoon, Teigen posted this photo, from a shoot for W Magazine: this story shot by #mertandmarkus for @wmag. Honored to be in the company of such gorgeous …

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Reddit Unveils New Anti-Harassment Policy, But What Does It Actually Do?

Reddit, a site that’s basically run by volunteer moderators with minimal tinkering from the higher-ups, says it’s going to get more serious about dealing with harassment. “We have been looking closely at the conversations on reddit and at personal safety. We’ve always encouraged freedom of expression by having a mostly hands-off approach to content shared on our site. Volunteer moderators …

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Instagram Takes Harder Line on Nudity, Abuse

Instagram has always asked users to be nice and respectful of each other, but now the social network is taking a harder line on a handful of issues. And it’s updated its community guidelines to reflect this. “In the old guidelines, we would say ‘don’t be mean’,” Nicky Jackson Colaco, director of public policy for Instagram, told the Wall Street …

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Twitter Finally Takes a Proactive Step to Fight Abuse – but It’s Limited in Scope for Now

Twitter is taking the first real proactive step to combat abusive content on the site. Anil Dash noticed a new feature when he logged into Twitter on Monday called “quality filtering.” It looks like Twitter is finally attempting to filter out tweets containing threatening language. “Quality filtering aims to remove all Tweets from your notifications timeline that contain threats, offensive …

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Reddit Wants No Part of the Next Fappening

Last year, hundreds of nude images of celebrities were stolen off the cloud and passed around various internet channels including 4chan and reddit. The latter, being a much more mainstream community, faced a heavy dose of criticism for allowing multiple subreddits to continue to post the nude images, despite the protestations of many of the celebrities involved. Reddit eventually shut …

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Marijuana Legalization Was Facebook’s Most-Discussed Topic on Election Day

On Election Day, with hotly contested House, Senate, and Gubernatorial races happening all over the country, social media chatter was turned up to 11. According to Facebook, Tuesday’s midterm elections saw 85 million interactions (posts, likes, and comments) from 27 million people. Some of that conversation can be attributed to Facebook’s “I’m a Voter” prompt that had people sharing their …

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Twitter Now Removes Images of the Dead Upon Request

In some circumstances, upon request of the family, Twitter will now delete images of the deceased. In order for Twitter to act on any specific imagery, a few qualifications must be met. Once an immediate family member of the deceased contacts Twitter with the request, the company will weigh whether or not the images have “public interest factors such as…newsworthiness” …

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Twitter Says It’ll Work on Its Anti-Abuse Policies

In the aftermath of Robin Williams’ death, his daughter Zelda was pretty much driven off Twitter by a handful of horrible people. Merely hours after her father had hung himself, assholes on Twitter began sending her cruel messages and photoshopped images of her dead father. It was a generally uninspiring moment for humanity. Now, in the wake of that, Twitter …

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Google Abandons Real Name Policy for Google+, Apologizes for the Confusion

After years of complaints from users, Google has finally caved and dropped the real name policy that governed Google+, which in turn affected many other Google entities. In an apologetic post, Google admits that their name policy has “been unclear” and that it has led to “unnecessary difficult experiences for some.” “For this we apologize, and we hope that today’s …

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Apple’s iPhone Return Window Shrinks to 14 Days

For a while now, Apple has allowed customers to return any iPhone they purchased 30 days ago or less at an official Apple store (or online)–considering the phone wasn’t screwed up and it had all of its accessories with it. The policy itself isn’t going away–but the window you have to return your unwanted iPhone has shrunk. Now, you must …

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Facebook Clarifies Policy on Graphic Content

Facebook says that when it comes to graphic, violent content posted on the site, they’re going to start taking a more “holistic” approach. We told you earlier this week that Facebook had reversed a months-old policy that banned all sorts of graphic videos – mainly beheading videos – and started allowing them to appear on the site. In May, after …

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Facebook Reverses Ban on Graphic Beheading Videos [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Facebook confirmed that users can share these types of videos as long as they’re not encouraging the activity, and a spokesperson also told me that the company is working on ways to give users more ways to control the kind of content they see. “Facebook has long been a place where people turn to share their experiences, particularly when …

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