A new policy by Twitter that promises to ban private photos and videos of private individuals is just another attempt by big media to prevent legitimate investigations of prominent people.
“In an effort to reduce the possible harassment experienced by women, minorities, and activists, Twitter has decided to create a ban on the sharing of pictures and videos of private individuals without their consent,” the company said in a statement.
But the big giveaway comes with the following declaration by Twitter: “The misuse of private media can affect everyone, but can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities,” [emphasis added] said Twitter, without showing us where exactly “women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities” have somehow been disproportionately hurt.
f the policy is genuinely an attempt to protect genuinely private people from doxing and harassment at the hands of the mob that they have created, then bravo Twitter!
But are activists and dissidents really private people?