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Twitter creates January 6th “harmful” content enforcement team

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Twitter has announced the formation of a team of content reviewers to scan the platform for “harmful” content relating to the January 6, 2021 riot.

The platform said that it “convened a cross-functional working group” from members of its Site Integrity division and the Trust and Safety team.

This new team will scan the platform for harmful content about the anniversary of last year’s riot at the US Capitol.

The new team is part of Twitter’s commitment to “strong enforcement action against accounts and tweets that incite violence.”

“Our approach both before and after January 6 has been to take strong enforcement action against accounts and tweets that incite violence or have the potential to lead to offline harm,” a representative for Twitter explained in a statement to Reuters.

Two days after the riot, Twitter banned President Donald Trump.

Twitter said they banned Trump for violating the “Glorification of Violence” policy. The platform further explained its decision to permanently ban the former president saying his continuing to use the platform carried “the risk of further incitement of violence.”

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