LATEST: Twitter punishes Zimbabwe’s Ministry Of Information


Twitter permanently banned the account of Ministry Of Information Zimbabwe. On Monday night, after multiple violations of the company’s hateful conduct policy.

The company’s policy forbids accounts that “promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people” on the basis of a personal characteristics.

It was unclear what specific action warranted the Ministry Of Information’s suspension.

Twitter has now permanently banned Ministry Of Information Zimbabwe’s Twitter account, citing “previously received repeated warnings for similar violations,” specifically of rules “prohibiting participating in or inciting targeted abuse of individuals,”.

Permanent bans on Twitter were born out of the company’s ongoing effort to tame the unruly masses of anonymous tormentors whose threats and ugly commentary have long been a major liability for the social platform.

As of this writing Ministry Of Information has opened a new account called @InformationZim.

— TechUnzipped

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