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Twitter dissolves Trust and Safety Council, as departing members voice grave concerns

By Cat Zakrzewski, Joseph Menn and  Naomi Nix  

13 Dec 2022 · 7 min read

Editor's Note

A group of external volunteers who helped make Twitter "more civil" has been dismantled. The Washington Post examines the impact this will have.

Twitter on Monday night abruptly dissolved its Trust and Safety Council, the latest sign that Elon Musk is unraveling years of work and institutions created to make the social network safer and more civil.

Members of Twitter's Trust and Safety Council received an email with the subject line, "Thank You," that informed them the council was no longer "the best structure" to bring "external insights into our product and policy development work."

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