Twitter dissolves its Trust and Safety Council

Twitter dissolved its Trust and Safety Council, right before the council was supposed to meet with the company representatives.

The Trust and Safety Council, formed in 2016, was an advisory group of around 100 independent civil, human rights, and other organisations working to advise on issues related to addressing hate speech, child exploitation, self-harm, and other types of harmful content on Twitter.

Members of the council received an email informing them that the council was no longer ‘the best structure’ to bring ‘external insights into our product and policy development work’.