Twitter Will Preview Its User policies in Indian Languages

Twitter is working on making its user policies available in Indian languages like Hindi and Urdu to increase 'informed' usage of the microblogging site across non-English speaking population in the country.

Twitter Will Preview Its User policies in Indian Languages

Currently available in only English language in India, the user policies, which are guidelines to the kind of content that can be shared on the website.

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Twitter General Counsel Vijaya Gadde said "India is an important country for us... One of our focus areas is to educate the users. There is a large non-English speaking population... We are working on translating our policies in languages like Hindi and Urdu".

This move will help users knowing the policies better and they can decide what kind of information they want to share, she added. Currently, Twitter offers its terms and conditions in Portugese, Spanish, German, French, and Korean.

Twitter Will Preview Its User policies in Indian Languages

Twitter already allows its users to tweet in Devanagari script (Hindi, Marathi and Sanskrit), Gurmukhi, Gujarati, Bengali, Oriya, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Urdu and Sindhi.

Though the company has not disclosed the size of its user base in the country, it has stated that India ranks amongst its fastest growing markets.

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According to Twitter rules, except in certain limited circumstances like cases of impersonation, copyright and trademark infringement, violence, threats, and unlawful use, the company does not actively monitor and censor user content.

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