Public officials whose tweets are restricted for violating the platform’s rules will not be notified directly, nor will they have an opportunity to appeal the decision, Twitter confirmed.“There won't be any appeals and there won't be any communication to the user, however, it [the restriction] will be noticed very quickly,” the spokesperson said, chuckling.
The WIRED Guide to Your Personal Data (and Who Is Using It)
Information about you, what you buy, where you go, even where you look is the oil that fuels the digital economy.Put together, this does much more than flag if a user is sharing something they haven’t read. It could also identify them. For example, if law enforcement has anonymized browser data on several users, officials could use timestamps to identify the person, matching the anonymous data with the Twitter timestamps.
Notably, even if the person uses incognito mode, their browser may not remember the visit, but Twitter likely will.
In April, Twitter updated the privacy settings for all users, tracking whether users clicked on ads and downloaded apps that were advertised for them. This gave advertisers more insights into how effective their ad campaigns were, but similarly required more data from users.
Twitter did not respond to a request for comment.
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