Twitter's 'aggressive' new rules detailed in internal email

The 'aggressive' new rules promised by Twitter have been leaked and include greater action in response to user complaints.

Twitter is promising aggressive new rules
Twitter is promising aggressive new rules

On Friday Twitter founder and chief executive Jack Dorsey revealed new rules were incoming to help tackle "unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorifies violence".

The rules have been revealed in a leaked email to Wired.

Reports of a user posting non-consensual nudity will spark "a full account review".

The email states: "If the account appears to be dedicated to posting non-consensual nudity then we will suspend the entire account immediately."

Twitter is extending its definition of non-consensual nudity to include content including "upskirt imagery, ‘creep shots,’ and hidden camera content".

The social network also stated it will update its rules to make it clear unwanted sexual advances are "unacceptable".

The rule changes come after the #WomenBoycottTwitter hashtag began trending due to a backlash over the temporary suspension from Twitter of Rose McGowan, one of the alleged victims of Harvey Weinstein.

The internal Twitter email states the company is still defining the scope of what will be covered by its new hate symbols and imagery and violent groups policies.

Twitter added it is "comfortable" making decisions about removing tweets that glorify violence.