THE INTERNET. (THECOUNT) — Did Twitter just ban the posting of Memes? According to the social media platform, they have in-fact banned “media of private individuals without the permission of the person(s) depicted.”
Thousands of images or “memes” are posted to the platform daily with many or most being posted without the permission of anyone depicted. That said, even if someone did obtain ‘permission’ to post another’s image, how would one present that info to Twitter? And who would be in charge of verifying veracity?
Here are a few reactions from Twitter users:
— Drew Hernandez (@DrewHLive) November 30, 2021
So, the new Twitter CEO is banning people from sharing videos or pictures of people without their permission. Do memes count?
— iTåmârā (@Real_iTamara) November 30, 2021
new ceo of twitter's first decision results in the inevitable banning of memes. lol
— julian chandra (@jvlchandra) November 30, 2021
new Twitter Inc. CEO is banning memes pic.twitter.com/0kOeTr7dFe
— Alex Goncalves (@alexdgn) November 30, 2021
So now Twitter is banning memes. What a shIt show 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🤓 pic.twitter.com/aDfrnNHfZb
— Matthew (@Matthew52338399) November 30, 2021
No word on how Twitter plans to address past offending memes, which surly numbers into the billions.