Twitter’s new policy highlights its efforts to combat spam and duplicate tweets.

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Twitter today announced the release of a new “Copy-paste and duplicate content” a policy explaining how the platform works to combat spam and duplicate content. For context, copy-paste refers to the attempt by multiple individuals to duplicate content from the original source and distribute it widely. The social media giant first appeared in August 2020 that this will limit the visibility of copypasta tweets, and now highlights what it considers infringement and what actions are taken to limit the visibility of such violations.

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An example of an infringement is identical or near-identical content posted on Twitter by a single account or multiple accounts. Another example is a duplicate or copied tweet that Twitter believes will “ruin the experience of others”. Twitter notes that it will not limit the visibility of retweets or tweets that include existing content along with unique content or comments.

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If Twitter detects a violation, the tweet will not appear in Top Search and Trends results. It will also not recommend a tweet in the timeline of users who are not following the account that sent the tweet. A Tweet can also be downvoted in response rates and removed from email recommendations. Twitter says duplicate content or copy-pasted tweets remain visible to users who follow the tweeter.

“On Twitter, copy-paste or duplicate content can be a block of text, an image, or a combination of content that has been copied and pasted or duplicated in any way on the platform,” Twitter said in a statement. support page for the new policy. “While copy-paste or duplicate content is a spread tactic and used for a wide variety of purposes, it can be repetitive, spammy, and interfere with people’s Twitter experiences.”

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Twitter notes that duplicate content can also be used to artificially amplify content and possibly manipulate the platform’s Trends and Top Search results.

While copy-paste or duplicate tweets do not in and of themselves result in the removal of tweets or account suspension, they are subject to review and enforcement in accordance with Twitter’s platform manipulation and spam policy. An example where Twitter can move to takedowns or permanent suspicion is when accounts use automation or scripting to post duplicate content. Another case where Twitter might take action is when the majority of an account’s content is mostly duplicate content.

Any Twitter user can report potential policy violations by selecting the “Report a Tweet” option available from the three-dot menu next to the Tweet. From there, you’ll be prompted to select the option that best describes the tweet as suspicious or spam.




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