Twitter’s Newest Round of Layoffs Included the Dissolution of the Trust and Safety Council

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According to an email that was accessed by Reuters, Twitter dissolved its Trust and Safety Council on Monday. This was a volunteer body that had been founded in 2016 with the purpose of advising the social media platform on site choices.

Since Elon Musk seized control of the company and initiated a cost-cutting campaign, over 3,700 workers, which is approximately half of the workforce at the social networking site, have been terminated from their positions.

Over a thousand people have left the corporation, including Mr. Yoel Roth, who was the former head of trust and safety for the organization.

“As Twitter enters a new phase, we are reevaluating the best ways to incorporate external perspectives into the work we do on the development of our products and our policies. According to an email that was sent to the members of the Trust and Safety Council and which was seen by Reuters, “as part of this process, we have decided that the Trust and Safety Council is not the ideal structure to do this.”

It appears that the group’s Twitter page has been taken down.

According to a web archive of the page, the council consisted of a variety of civil rights organizations, academic institutions, and other bodies that advocated for safety and advised Twitter as it developed products, programs, and rules. In addition, the council served as a sounding board for Twitter’s product development.

A request for comment from Reuters was not immediately met with a response from Twitter.

The email that was sent out by Twitter stated that “our work to make Twitter a safe, informative place will be moving quicker and more aggressively than ever before,” and that “we will continue to encourage your thoughts going ahead about how to achieve this aim.”

According to a report that was published earlier by the Washington Post, the email from Twitter arrived a little less than an hour before the members of the council were scheduled to meet with company executives via Zoom.

Three members of the Council have resigned in the past week, claiming their worry for the safety of Twitter users as their reason.

According to a tweet that was sent out by a member of the council, Anne Collier, “It is apparent from study evidence that, contrary to statements by Elon Musk, the safety and wellbeing of Twitter’s users are on the decline.”

Mr. Musk had responded on the microblogging site, accusing council members of neglecting to take action on child exploitation. Former CEO Jack Dorsey called this claim “false,” and Mr. Musk stood by his accusations.

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