Twitter is now prohibiting the dehumanization of religious groups after a year-old anti-Semitic tweet from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s recently began circulating on the platform.
Farrakhan’s 2018 tweet compared the Jewish people to termites and has long-prompted calls for Twitter to nix either the tweet or Farrakhan himself. Twitter made the policy change Tuesday, less than three days after the company told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the tweet did not violate rules against hateful content.
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“If reported, Tweets that break this rule sent before today will need to be deleted, but will not directly result in any account suspensions because they were Tweeted before the rule was set,” Twitter said in a blog announcing the change. The company is now requiring Farrakhan to delete the...