Twitter’s terms of service are making people mad — but they’re not new

Twitter’s terms of service are making people mad — but they’re not new

September 3rd, 2017
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Twitter is making some minor changes to its terms of service (ToS) for

users outside of the U.S. this October and a lot of people are rather upset

about them.


														
							

The main issue here is over a section where the ToS mention Twitter’s ability to offer up the use of user-generated content and embedded tweets to other companies for promotion and distribution. This would apply to news organizations that may want to broadcast that content during a syndicated show, for instance, or really anybody who wants to embed a tweet.

But, as noted by Twitter user Alex Hern, the language here isn’t new. We should also point out news organizations and other companies and individuals can already use content found on the site, as that content is public and is already considered fair use.

Changes that will actually go into effect with these new ToS include changes in the language around the right to remove content that violates Twitter’s user agreement, removal of certain limitations of liability such as Twitter user’s liability in access to “as-is” content that could be damaging and an addition of a 30-day notice of changes to the terms that impact others rights of others (which was previously only a promise).https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/02/twitters-terms-of-service-are-suddenly-making-people-freak-out-but-theyre-not-new.

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