BREAKING: Twitter confirms new policy to ‘hide tweets’ but claims it’s ‘in the public interest’

BREAKING: Twitter confirms new policy to ‘hide tweets’ but claims it’s ‘in the public interest’

[Ed. – Good one!]

Twitter said in a statement Thursday that they are introducing a “new notice” on Tweets that they feel violate their rules making them less prominent, basically invisible to Twitter followers.

Here’s What Twitter’s Notice Says: 

When a Tweet has this notice placed on it, it will feature less prominently on Twitter, and not appear in:

  • Safe search
  • Timeline when switched to Top Tweets
  • Live events pages
  • Recommended Tweet push notifications
  • Notifications tab
  • Explore

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“In the past, we’ve allowed certain Tweets that violated our rules to remain on Twitter because they were in the public’s interest, but it wasn’t clear when and how we made those determinations,” Twitter’s press release states.

“There are certain cases where it may be in the public’s interest to have access to certain Tweets, even if they would otherwise be in violation of our rules. On the rare occasions when this happens, we’ll place a notice–a screen you have to click or tap through before you see the Tweet–to provide additional context and clarity,” Twitter said in a blog post.

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