Dec 13, 2022

Charities dismay as Twitter disbands safety group

Twitter has disbanded the volunteer group which advised it on self-harm, child abuse and hate speech. Elon Musk's Twitter had been due to meet the group on Monday, but instead disbanded it via email. According to the email sent to group members and seen by AP News, Twitter said the Council was no longer the best structure for it to gain input on its policy decisions. "Our work to make Twitter a safe, informative place will be moving faster and more aggressively than ever before and we will continue to welcome your ideas going forward about how to achieve this goal," Twitter said. Alex Holmes, Deputy CEO of the charity, said former Council members have recently had their "Personal safety and well-being impacted by the actions of Twitter staff".

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