Twitter’ permanently suspended ‘Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut’s account after tweeting about post-poll violence in Bengal and tweeting what sounded like a call for violence
In a statement, Twitter said: “We have made it clear that we will take tough crackdowns on behavior that may cause harm offline The referenced account has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of the Twitter rules, in particular our hateful conduct policy and our abusive behavior policy. We apply the Twitter rules in a judicious and impartial manner for all users of our service “
It should be noted that Twitter previously permanently suspended the account of former US President Donald Trump for his tweets during the riots on the US Capitol
But when does Twitter “permanently suspend” an account? We take a look at Twitter’s policies on this matter
According to Twitter’s policies page, this is the “company’s toughest enforcement action” Not only is the account removed from global view, the violator is “not allowed” to create new accounts “This means that Kangana cannot return to the platform with a new account
Twitter says that when it decides to permanently suspend an account, it notifies the user of abuse violations They also “explain the rule (s) they broke and what content is in violation”
Yes, Twitter allows violators to appeal “permanent suspensions” because it is the most severe sanction According to the Twitter support page, people whose accounts have been affected can appeal ” via the platform interface or by submitting a report”If the suspension is found valid on appeal, Twitter will respond to the ‘appeal with information about the policy the account violated,’ according to its support page.
Usually abusive tweets can be hidden for a particular country or Twitter can even reduce their reach.But with Kangana he chose to do more
Twitter could have put the account in read-only mode, but this only applies to “otherwise healthy accounts” that appear to be in the middle of an abusive episode. In such cases, Twitter may limit the ability of the account to tweet, retweet or associate content The person can, however, use direct messages, when an account is placed in this mode
“The duration of this enforcement action can range from 12 hours to 7 days, depending on the nature of the violation”, according to the support page
Sometimes Twitter will ask owners to verify the account to make sure violators are not “abusing anonymity” on the platform to harass others. In this case, Twitter may require a phone number or an email address to verify ownership Twitter claims it can help them identify “violators who abuse multiple accounts and take action on those accounts”
But in Kangana’s case, it appears that she was repeatedly warned by the platform because of her tweets.Moreover, hers was a verified account with over 3 million subscribers, not a anonymous troll account Given the repeated warnings, it looks like the last tweet was a drop in the bucket, prompting Twitter to make their toughest decision regarding their account.
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