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Twitter dissolves the “Trust and Safety Council”

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By Donie O’Sullivan | CNN

Twitter Monday night announced it was disbanding its “Trust and Safety Council,” according to an email the company sent to council members that was obtained by CNN.

The company said in the email that it was “reassessing how best to bring outside information to our product and policy development work. As part of this process, we have decided that the Trust and Safety Council was not the best structure to do so.

The move comes as new Twitter owner Elon Musk rolls back many of the policies and practices put in place before taking over the social media company.

Leaf on Twitter’s now-deleted website explained that the council was made up of outside expert organizations that advise on issues such as online safety, human and digital rights, the prevention of suicide, mental health, sexual exploitation of children and dehumanization.

“Together, they champion security and advise us as we develop our products, programs, and policies,” Twitter previously explained.

Three board members resigned in protest last week, written in a statement that “contrary to Elon Musk’s claims, the safety and well-being of Twitter users is in decline”.



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