Twitter disbands Trust & Safety Council to protect user safety and improve public health

Mr. Elon Musk, who became CEO of Twitter, is conductinga large-scale personnel reduction that dismisses two-thirds of employees , but among them he hasdismissed a large number of security staff , harassment and bullying on Twitter A former member of the Trust & Safety Council (TSC), which aims to prevent inappropriate postings such as , suddenly resigned and explained the reason , raising concerns about automating security and moderation. is also rising. Meanwhile, Twitter suddenly announced the dissolution of TSC on December 12, 2022.

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The TSC, which aims to 'advocate for user safety and improve the integrity of the public discourse,' encourages Twitter executives to guide policies on weighty issues such as human rights issues, harassment and suicide prevention. I have a duty. However, three executives who had worked for Twitter for many years announced their resignation on December 9, 2022, saying that they were ``disgusted'' due to a move to downplay Mr. Mask's moderation after he took office as CEO, explaining why he resigned. The issue of TSC became a hot topic as Mr. Musk refuted the tweet with strong words.

A former member of the Trust & Safety Council who resigned because he was disgusted with Twitter talks about why he quit, Mr. Mask also appeared and it was a big debate - GIGAZINE

And on the night of December 12th, Twitter announced the disbandment of TSC. In a statement, Twitter said, 'As we move into a new phase of Twitter, we are re-examining how we can best incorporate outside input into our product and policy development work. As part of this process, the Trust & Safety Council will: We decided that it was not the optimal structure.'

According to the Washington Post, ``TSC officials had a remote meeting with Twitter executives, and within an hour of the meeting, they received an email dissolving the company.'' . In the email announcing the dissolution, he said, ``Thank you for your activities, advice, and cooperation in recent years.I wish you all the best in the future.''

Another TSC official said of the dissolution, 'This is nothing more than a simple throw away of the organizational memory we brought to the company over the years. It should be a smart choice to make the platform better,' he said about Twitter's future.

Instead of disbanding TSC, it is proposed to create a Content Moderation Council with Musk directly involved in key decisions. Around the end of November 2022, Mr. Mask has been criticized for deciding whether or not to unfreeze based on his own values, while releasing many frozen accounts.

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' Twitter account remains frozen as Earon Mask ``does not forgive those who use the death of children for politics and fame'', and it is furious that the release criteria depend too much on personal feelings Condemned - GIGAZINE

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Jody Ginsberg, president of the Committee to Protect Journalists, a non-profit organization that promotes press freedom around the world, said of TSC's dissolution, 'Online safety means the same as living offline. It is possible, coupled with Elon Musk's hostile remarks to journalists and the media, the dissolution of the Trust & Safety Council is a serious concern.

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