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Twitter Disbands Trust and Safety Council

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Since Musk bought Twitter, it had been unclear what role the Trust and Safety Council would play.

Twitter’s email disbanding its Trust and Safety Council was sent about an hour before the council was scheduled to meet with its new head.

Credit: Jeff Chiu/Associated Press

Twitter Inc. disbanded its Trust and Safety Council on Monday night, according to an email viewed by The Wall Street Journal. 

The council, composed of civil-society groups, advised Twitter on how to enforce its policies on content such as hate speech before the social-media site was purchased by billionaire Elon Musk.

"As Twitter moves into a new phase, we are re-evaluating how best to bring external insights into our product and policy development work. As part of this process, we have decided that the Trust and Safety Council is not the best structure to do this," read the email, which was signed "Twitter."


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