Posted on February 9, 2016

Announcing the Twitter Trust & Safety Council

Patricia Cartes, Twitter, February 9, 2016


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.


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.

Twitter Trust & Safety Council–Inaugural Members:

[Editor’s Note: As Reason’s Robby Soave notes, the “vast majority” of these organizations are typical SJW groups and are “certainly more concerned about allowing too much speech rather than too little.”]