Starting today, Twitter will no longer allow users to share images, videos or other private media of individuals without their permission.
The platform had previously prohibited the sharing of private information, such as phone numbers, addresses, identity documents, financial information and other private information, such as medical records.
“The policy update will help curb the misuse of media to harass, intimidate, and reveal the identities of private individuals, which disproportionately impacts women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities,” Twitter announced from its @TwitterSafety account.
Images and videos from public events, such as protests or sporting events, are unlikely to violate the policy.
Twitter said that if they’re notified by any individuals that their private media has been posted, the content will be removed.