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Twitter ditches Trust and Safety Council as Musk tweets fuel harassment

Twitter thanks the council for their service, while members fear retaliation.

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Yesterday, Twitter safety chief Ella Irwin was supposed to meet with Twitter’s independent Trust and Safety Council by Zoom for an “open conversation and Q&A,” AP News reported. Instead, council members received an email dismissing them entirely.

Twitter has declared that it is officially in a “new phase” when it comes to trust and safety.

“We are reevaluating how best to bring external insights into our product and policy development work,” an email, simply signed “Twitter,” informed the council. “As part of this process, we have decided that the Trust and Safety Council is not the best structure to do this.”

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