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    Mediate

    I'm not sure what "mediate" is supposed to mean below:

    "As a policy, Twitter does not mediate content. Users are allowed to post content, including potentially offensive content, provided that they do not violate the Twitter Terms of Service or Rules."

    It might be short for "we don't get involved in disputes or conflicts regarding content."

    What do you think?

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    Re: Mediate

    Quote Originally Posted by Allen165 View Post
    I'm not sure what "mediate" is supposed to mean below:

    "As a policy, Twitter does not mediate content. Users are allowed to post content, including potentially offensive content, provided that they do not violate the Twitter Terms of Service or Rules."

    It might be short for "we don't get involved in disputes or conflicts regarding content."

    What do you think?

    Thanks!
    Moderate/Police.

    Basically, it means they don't look at content before it's posted, nor do they exclude content if it's 'potentially offensive'.

    It's not their responsibility to approve or deny content being posted unless it violates their terms of service.

    The bolded section is more related to 'Twitter does not mediate'.
    Last edited by HanibalII; 11-Oct-2012 at 07:28.
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    Re: Mediate

    I did not find that definition of "mediate" on thefreedictionary.com.

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    Re: Mediate

    v.tr.1. To resolve or settle (differences) by working with all the conflicting parties: mediate a labor-management dispute.
    2. To bring about (a settlement, for example) by working with all the conflicting parties.
    3. To effect or convey as an intermediate agent or mechanism.

    mediate - definition of mediate by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.



    And some synonyms of 'mediate'

    Mediate Synonyms, Mediate Antonyms | Thesaurus.com

    It wasn't a definition of 'mediate' it was a rough estimate of what the word means in a different context. Which is also why I said a similar word to 'mediate' is 'police'.
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    Re: Mediate

    My underlying question was, Are they using "mediate" correctly? I don't think so.

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    Re: Mediate

    I agree with you. It should be 'moderate'.

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    Re: Mediate

    Quote Originally Posted by Allen165 View Post
    My underlying question was, Are they using "mediate" correctly? I don't think so.
    Yes, they are using it correctly. However the word can be substituted

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I agree with you. It should be 'moderate'.

    Rover

    I don't think it 'should be'. But more of a 'can be'.
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    Re: Mediate

    It should be "moderate".

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