Some social media users across the globe have begun to express their annoyance after an updated Twitter terms of service (TOS) emerged on “adult content” and “sensitive media.”

Last month, Twitter updated its TOS, signaling an impending ban on pornography on the social media platform.

The “sensitive media policy,” which takes effect from January 1, 2020, bans “violent sexual conduct” and “gratuitous gore content.”

The microbloggging platform defines adult content as media that is “pornographic or intended to cause sexual arousal,” including “cartoons, hentai, or anime involving humans or depictions of animals with human-like features.”

Twitter went on to say that it could remove any adult material “that depicts violent sexual conduct or gratuitous gore anywhere,” and the platform may permanently ban accounts “dedicated to posting this type of content.”

Although adult content will still be allowed, the social media platform warned that any accounts “dedicated to posting sensitive media” may face a permanent suspension if sensitive content accounts for the “majority of your activity on Twitter.”

Since the announcement of the new update, users have taken to the microblogging platform to register their anger.

“Twitter banning porn in January 2020? According to Twitter’s new TOS, adult content will only be allowed if marked as ‘sensitive.’ But accounts dedicated to posting sensitive media will be banned. Did they not learn anything from Tumblr? Police sex online you lose!” Kgoplo Mphela wrote.

Following Mphela’s comment, many other users of the platform similarly aired their opinions on the new policy, with one user saying, “I understand that I chose the option in the settings not to open any sensitive media. But to block all media every damn time is getting too much.”

TheCable had earlier reported that Twitter would stage a massive clampdown on inactive accounts to “free up usernames” as from December 11.

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