Twitter Appears to Dissolve Trust and Security Council

  • Twitter dissolved the Trust and Security Council in an abrupt email on Monday.
  • The group consisted of several individuals and organizations advocating security on the site.
  • The move comes amid a recent surge in hate speech on the site.

Twitter disbanded the Trust and Security Council in the latest development in Elon Musk’s ongoing and turbulent takeover.

On Monday, the company sent a note to the remaining members of the council announcing the group’s disbandment, with the subject line “Thanks”, according to The Washington Post.

in a copy of the e-mail received by technology reporter Avi Asher-SchapiroThe company said it was “re-evaluating” how best to bring outside insights into its product and policy studies as Twitter moves into “a new phase”. As part of this process, the company said it decided that the Trust and Security Council “is not the best structure to do this”.

Established in 2016, the council consisted of several dozen individuals and independent organizations, including civil rights leaders and academics, who helped “defend security” on the site. Most of the people involved were volunteers.

As of Monday night, it turns out that Twitter has it. Parliament’s website has been removed on the website. Neither Musk nor Twitter immediately responded to Insider’s request for comment.

The email announcing the end of the council came less than an hour before the group members were set to meet with senior Twitter executives via Zoom about the latest developments at the company, people familiar with the matter told The Post.

“Our work to make Twitter a safe, informative place will move faster and more aggressively than ever before, and we continue to welcome your ideas on how to achieve this goal,” the email said.

Musk seemed to back down last month after previously recommending the creation of a content moderation board for the site.

Monday’s termination comes just three days after three members of the Trust and Security Council have publicly resigned, citing a decline in the “safety and wellbeing” of Twitter users in less than two months since Musk took office.

Research by two watchdogs, Center for Countering Digital Hate and Anti-Defamation League, recently reported a sharp rise in hate speech, including racist and homophobic insults and antisemitic posts on the site.

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