[Update: November 15, 2018]
Twitter Starts Taking Action on Objectionable Content Reported by Pakistani Govt
After successfully establishing contact and rapport with the Pakistani government, Twitter has started removing objectionable content, complying with the local laws. Twitter finally agreed to comply with Pakistan’s laws a couple of months ago, with PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) being the point of contact between the two parties.
Any Pakistani user that posts something on Twitter that does not comply with the laws in Pakistan will be removed after a warning is given to the user.
You will get an email from Twitter in case anything you post or share on the social media platform violates Pakistani laws.
[Update: November 3, 2018]
Twitter Apologizes For ‘Kill All Jews’ Trending After Attacks on Synagogues
Following the brutal massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and the vandalizing of a Reform Synagogue in New York last week, many Twitter users were aghast to find that ‘Kill all Jews’ was one of the ‘trending’ topics on the micro-blogging platform for New York area residents.
After objections from several users, Twitter removed the phrase from its trending list and issued an official apology for allowing it to stay on for several minutes. The company also claimed that trending phrases are determined by an automated algorithm and are only later reviewed by human moderators later.
Twitter Official Statement
In a statement, the company said, “This phrase should not have appeared in trends, and we’re sorry for this mistake. This was trending as a result of coverage and horrified reactions to the vandalism against a synagogue in New York. Regardless, it should not have appeared as a trend”.