Right after Robin Williams’s daughter, Zelda Williams, was bullied off Twitter after her father’s death, Twitter promised to do something to improve its policies. Less than a week later, the social network has taken its first steps in that direction.
Twitter will now remove images and videos of the deceased at the request of family members, according to a new addition on the company’s support page. The company says that the move “is in order to respect the wishes of loved ones”, but there’s also a caveat: Twitter will also consider public interest factors such as newsworthiness of the content and will “not be able to honour every request”.
Immediate family members can send an email to [email protected] to make a removal request. They will also need to attach a copy of the deceased death certificate among other documentation. You can check out the full list of requirements here. [Twitter via The Next Web]