Twitter is taking the next step to deal with abuse on its social network.
The company today announced it will form a Trust and Safety Council to help in the development of products, policies, and programs that help make Twitter users feel safe.
The Twitter Trust & Safety Council will be made up of more than 40 groups including the Center for Democracy and Technology, the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Cyber Security Alliance to name a few.
“To ensure people can continue to express themselves freely and safely on Twitter, we must provide more tools and policies,” Twitter said in a blog post.
“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.”
News of the council, which is made up of safety advocates, academics, and researchers, grassroots advocacy organizations and community groups, comes just two months after Twitter’s update to its violent threats policy.
Members of the Twitter Trust & Safety Council are:
- Anti-Bullying Pro
- Anti-Defamation League
- Beyond Blue
- Center for Democracy and Technology
- Circle of 6
- Crisis Text Line
- Cyber Civil Rights Initiative
- Cybersmile Foundation
- Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology and Faculty Director of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center
- Dangerous Speech Project
- EU Kids Online
- European Schoolnet
- Family Online Safety Institute
- Feminist Frequency
- Fundacion para la Libertad de Prensa
- ICT Watch
- Internet Watch Foundation
- Love 146
- Marc Brackett, Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
- National Cyber Security Alliance
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
- National Network to End Domestic Violence
- Pantallas Amigas
- Project Rockit
- Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales
- Red Papaz
- Southwest Grid for Learning
- The Alannah and Madeline Foundation
- The Wahid Institute
- UK Safer Internet Centre
- Without My Consent
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