TWITTER has new rules on hate, abuse and which accounts should be suspended. A number of celebs have had their Twitter profiles deactivated — including some by accident — but why? What are Twitter's rules on homophobic and racist tweets? Twitter has recently announced new rules on hate symbols, violence and unwanted sexual advances, as well as updating its existing rules on non-consensual nudity. Hate symbols and imagery will now be considered sensitive media, like adult content and graphic pictures currently are, with more details to come on what this means for the users posting them. Meanwhile, organisations which have historically used violence to advance their cause will be covered by the new violent groups policy, which is also still yet to be defined precisely. The update also includes non-consensual nudity, with guilty accounts now facing a permanent ban rather than a temporary shut out. And people who glorify or condone violence will now be treated as … [Read more...] about Why does Twitter deactivate accounts, what are the rules on homophobic and racist tweets and which celebs have been suspended?