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Trust and Safety Council

Advisory groups help us improve the health of the public conversation.

The Twitter Trust and Safety Council is a group of independent expert organizations from around the world. Together, they advocate for safety and advise us as we develop our products, programs, and rules. At the end of 2019, we expanded the Council to include even more global experts and diverse perspectives.

The Council is made up of several advisory groups, each dedicated to issues critical to the health of the public conversation. Areas of focus include Online Safety and Harassment, Human and Digital Rights, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health, Child Sexual Exploitation, and Dehumanization.

Membership is voluntary and doesn't imply endorsement of any decisions we make. Members also don’t speak on Twitter’s behalf. A small number of organizations on the Council requested not to be named.


Online Safety and Harassment

The Online Safety and Harassment Prevention group engages Twitter on priority challenges and policy issues including but not limited to online harassment and abuse.

Al Sur | @AlSurOrgs

Anti-Defamation League | @ADL

BeLonG To Youth Services | @BeLonG_To

Black Rainbow | @blkrnbow

Board of Deputies of British Jews | @BoardofDeputies

Centre for Social Research | @CSR_India

Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI) | @CCRInitiative

Cybersmile Foundation | @CybersmileHQ

European Schoolnet | @eu_schoolnet

Family Online Safety Institute | @FOSI

Feminist Frequency | @femfreq

GLAAD | @glaad

International Network Against Cyberhate (INACH) | @INACHnet | @jugendschutznet

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) | @nnedv

Net Safety Collaborative | @K12helpline

Roses of Peace | @rosesofpeace

Safernet Brasil | @safernet

Social Media Matters | @SociallyBlog

UK Safer Internet Centre | @UK_SIC


Human and Digital Rights

The Human and Digital Rights Protection group engages Twitter on priority challenges and policy issues in the realm of human rights, free expression, civil liberties, and defending the digital rights of people on Twitter.

7amleh | @7amleh

Access Now | @accessnow

Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) | @CenDemTech

Civil Rights Defenders | @crdefenders

Committee to Protect Journalist | @pressfreedom

Digital Rights Foundation | @DigitalRightsPK

Front Line Defenders | @FrontLineHRD

Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa (FLIP) | @FLIP_org

Human Rights Foundation | @HRF

Internet Sans Frontières | @Internet_SF

Media Foundation for West Africa | @TheMFWA

OpenNet Korea | @opennetkr

Paradigm Initiative | @ParadigmHQ

Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales (R3D) | @r3dmx

Reporters Sans Frontières | @RSF_inter

Social Media Exchange (SMEX) | @SMEX

The WAHID Institute | @wahidfoundation


Child Sexual Exploitation

The Child Sexual Exploitation Prevention group engages Twitter on ongoing priority trends and issues that support Twitter’s policy of zero tolerance for child sexual abuse, exploitation, or trafficking.

Alannah & Madeline Foundation | @alannahmadeline

ECO | @eco_de

ECPAT International | @ECPAT

LightHouse | @lhjapan

Love146 | @Love146

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) | @MissingKids

Rati Foundation | @aarambhindia

Te Protejo | @RedPaPaz

Thorn | @thorn

YAKIN (Youth Adult Survivors & Kin in Need) | @eirliani


Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

The Suicide Prevention and Mental Health group engages Twitter on priority challenges and policy issues around suicide prevention, mental health, and well-being.

Berkeley Greater Good Science Center | @greatergoodsc

#ICANHELP | @icanhelp

Institute of Mental Health (IMF)

#MentalHealthPH | @mentalhealthph

Mentally Aware Nigeria | @MentallyAwareNG

Mental Health Europe | @MHESME

ReachOut Australia | @Reachout_AUS

Samaritans | @samarians | @SpunOut

Tokyo Suicide Prevention Center | @tokyo9090


Content Governance

Content Governance is a temporary group providing guidance on the development of Twitter’s Content Governance Initiative (CGI). The CGI will produce a Content Governance Framework comprising guiding principles and standardized guidelines on policy development, enforcement, and appeals.

7amleh | @7amleh

Access Now | @accessnow

African Internet Rights Alliance | @aira_africa

Al Sur | @AlSurOrgs

Association for Progressive Communications | @APC_News

Board of Deputies of British Jews | @BoardofDeputies

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) | @BSRnews

Civil Rights Defenders | @crdefenders

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University | @FSIStanford

Freedom House: Technology and Democracy Unit | @freedomhouse

Ghana Center for Democratic Development | @CDDGha

Gulf Centre for Human Rights | @GulfCentre4HR

Institute for Human Rights and Business | @ihrb

InternetLab: Law and Technology Research Center | @internetlabbr

Open Government Partnership: Support Unit | @opengovpart

Social Media Matters | @SociallyBlog

Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) | @safenetvoice

Thorn | @thorn

Young & Resilient Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney | @YoungResilient


Previous groups

Between 2018 and 2021, the temporary Dehumanization Advisory Group provided feedback for the hateful conduct policy update to prohibit language that dehumanizes people on the basis of race, ethnicity, or national origin. Members were:

Amadeu Antonio Stiftung Foundation | @AmadeuAntonio

Black Rainbow | @blkrnbow

Board of Deputies of British Jews | @BoardofDeputies

European Network Against Racism | @ENAREurope

National Black Justice Coalition | @NBJConTheMove

National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights | @DalitRights

Roses of Peace | @rosesofpeace