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Twitter's Trust & Safety Council
By: Jessica Cherok
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Twitter has been plagued with harassment on its site for quite some time, and has been criticized for its lackluster response. Last week, the social media site once again made attempts to clean up its content.

Twitter has formed the Twitter Trust & Safety Council, comprising 40 organizations, to assist in developing policies to combat harassment and abuse. The council includes safety advocates, academics, and more, with a focus on minors, media literacy, and Internet empathy.

According to Twitter’s blog:

“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.”

“That’s 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.”

Check out the blog post for the full list of members involved in Twitter’s Trust & Safety Council.

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Jessica Cherok is an advocate for online privacy, campaigning for ethical data practices and the protection of personal privacy.
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