Skip to comments.Announcing the Twitter Trust & Safety Council
Posted on 02/09/2016 10:38:45 AM PST by Excellence
On Twitter, every voice has the power to shape the world. We see this power every day, from activists who use Twitter to mobilize citizens to content creators who use Twitter to shape opinion.
To ensure people can continue to express themselves freely and safely on Twitter, we must provide more tools and policies. With hundreds of millions of Tweets sent per day, the volume of content on Twitter is massive, which makes it extraordinarily complex to strike the right balance between fighting abuse and speaking truth to power. It requires a multi-layered approach where each of our 320 million users has a part to play, as do the community of experts working for safety and free expression.
Thatâs why we are announcing the formation of the Twitter Trust & Safety Council, a new and foundational part of our strategy to ensure that people feel safe expressing themselves on Twitter.
As we develop products, policies, and programs, our Trust & Safety Council will help us tap into the expertise and input of organizations at the intersection of these issues more efficiently and quickly. In developing the Council, we are taking a global and inclusive approach so that we can hear a diversity of voices from organizations including: â¢Safety advocates, academics, and researchers focused on minors, media literacy, digital citizenship, and efforts around greater compassion and empathy on the Internet; â¢Grassroots advocacy organizations that rely on Twitter to build movements and momentum; â¢Community groups with an acute need to prevent abuse, harassment, and bullying, as well as mental health and suicide prevention.
We have more than 40 organizations and experts from 13 regions joining as inaugural members of the Council. We are thrilled to work with these organizations to ensure that we are enabling everyone, everywhere to express themselves with confidence on Twitter.
Big brother keeping down the “hate” speech?
‘tap into the expertise’
Most of the groups listed are merely collections of people with an axe to grind. And my how the lefties do love their acronyms.
They also love their oxymorons. ‘Outreach’ and ‘shutting down expression’ are a contradiction in terms yet Twitter is determined to conflate them and to enforce that conflation.
Slander, in the Islamic context, is anything said that does not benefit Islam or a Muslim, even if it is the perfect truth.
Well... no. Pretty much not.
I feel safer already /sarc
Soon to be the Censorship Safety Council.
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