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Twitter Claims Right to Change Your Tweets Without Permission

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If you think Facebook is the only place that’s dangerous for fake news, think again. Twitter explicitly states in its Terms of Service that it has the right to “modify” or “make changes to” any content you post.

Just take a look at excerpts from the Terms of Service Agreement:

“By submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through the Services, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such Content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed)”

That means Twitter can get away with changing and disseminating your tweets with no repercussion.

That’s not all. Twitter has a loosely defined “evolving set of rules” for how it manages content posted to its services. This mysterious set of conditions allows rampant censorship – most of which has exploded this election year in an attempt to suppress Donald Trump’s campaign and his supporters.

“Twitter has an evolving set of rules for how ecosystem partners can interact with your Content on the Services. These rules exist to enable an open ecosystem with your rights in mind. You understand that we may modify or adapt your Content as it is distributed, syndicated, published, or broadcast by us and our partners and/or make changes to your Content in order to adapt the Content to different media. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein to any Content that you submit.”

So be careful next time you send out a tweet – you never know what Twitter might do to censor or discredit you.

 

 

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