Twitter will now take down pictures and videos that depict individuals without their consent on being notified by the individual or their legal representative, the company announced in an update to its private information policy. "The misuse of private media can affect everyone, but can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities," the company mentioned in the update. Twitter already takes down personal information like addresses, financial details etc. upon request. A worrying trend has emerged lately of abusing members of minority communities in India by misusing their images, as observed in the Sulli Deals controversy. Twitter's policy takes a step forward in giving users control over how media depicting them is consumed online. How will Twitter implement its policy around private media? Where individuals have a reasonable expectation of privacy in an individual…
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