Finally, Twitter fixes that erasure issue.
Twitter stood accused earlier this week bi erasure, by the bisexual community when its platform effectively deleted the #bisexual hashtag from showing photos, videos and news items which used that tag.
The social media platform was slammed for effectively erasing all bisexual content that was identified with that tag. When users tried to use that hashtag in the search bar, they were met with a “no results” page.
The platform said at the time,
“Online behavior [sic] continues to evolve and change, and at Twitter, we have to ensure those changes are reflected in our rules in a way that’s easy to adhere to and understand. Today, we’re publishing a new version of the Twitter Rules to clarify our policies and how we enforce them. While the fundamentals of our policies and our approach have not changed, this updated version presents our rules with more details and examples,’ the company wrote.
“In the weeks ahead, we’ll launch separate pages for each of our policies to provide even more context about what each policy covers and our rationale for enforcement.’
Twitter responded to the huge outcry, saying “We’ve identified an error with search results for certain terms. We apologize for this. We’re working quickly to resolve & will update soon.”
The fix has now been installed and content which uses the tag is now viewable.