Come sono cambiate le regole di Twitter negli anni

All’inizio, le Regole di Twitter, consistevano di solo 568 parole, e cominciavano così:

Our goal is to provide a service that allows you to discover and receive content from sources that interest you as well as to share your content with others. We respect the ownership of the content that users share and each user is responsible for the content he or she provides. Because of these principles, we do not actively monitor and will not censor user content, except in limited circumstances described below.

A Gennaio 2016, le regole hanno finito col richiedere 1,334 parole; per la prima volta negli anni è cambiato il paragrafo introduttivo:

We believe that everyone should have the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers. In order to protect the experience and safety of people who use Twitter, there are some limitations on the type of content and behavior that we allow. All users must adhere to the policies set forth in the Twitter Rules. Failure to do so may result in the temporary locking and/or permanent suspension of account(s).

Motherboard (Vice) ha pubblicato una bella analisi su come Twitter abbia dovuto, causa spam e violenza, abbandonare l’atteggiamento neutrale iniziale nei confronti dei tweet.