Twitter Reorganized and Shortened Its Twitter Rules, Applying Its 280-Character Limit

They were divided into 3 categories: safety, privacy and authenticity

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Twitter took steps this week to make its Twitter Rules easier for users to understand, reorganizing them into three categories—safety, privacy and authenticity—and tightening up the descriptions for each rule to match the social network’s 280-character limit.

Vice president of trust and safety Del Harvey said in a blog post that the Twitter Rules are now fewer than 600 words, down from some 2,500.

However, each of the rules contains links to supplementary information, which, while helpful, jacks the word count up to its previous total, if not higher.

Harvey said more detail was added to Twitter’s policies on topics including election integrity, platform manipulation and spam, writing, “Everyone who uses Twitter should be able to easily understand what is and is not allowed on the service.

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