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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
alsur.lat | @AlSurOrgs

Anti-Defamation League
adl.org | @ADL

BeLonG To Youth Services
belongto.org | @BeLonG_To

Black Rainbow
blackrainbow.org.au | @blkrnbow

Board of Deputies of British Jews
bod.org.uk | @BoardofDeputies

Centre for Social Research
csrindia.org | @CSR_India

Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI)
cybercivilrights.org | @CCRInitiative

Cybersmile Foundation
cybersmile.org | @CybersmileHQ

European Schoolnet
eun.org | @eu_schoolnet

Family Online Safety Institute
fosi.org | @FOSI

Feminist Frequency
feministfrequency.com | @femfreq

GLAAD
glaad.org | @glaad

International Network Against Cyberhate (INACH)
inach.net | @INACHnet

jugendschutz.net
jugendschutz.net | @jugendschutznet

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

Net Safety Collaborative
socialmediahelpline.com | @K12helpline

Roses of Peace
rosesofpeace.com | @rosesofpeace

Safernet Brasil
new.safernet.org.br | @safernet

Social Media Matters
socialmediamatters.in | @SociallyBlog

UK Safer Internet Centre
saferinternet.org.uk | @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.org | @7amleh

Access Now
accessnow.org | @accessnow

Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)
cdt.org | @CenDemTech

Civil Rights Defenders
crd.org | @crdefenders

Committee to Protect Journalist
cpj.org | @pressfreedom

Digital Rights Foundation
digitalrightsfoundation.pk | @DigitalRightsPK

Front Line Defenders 
frontlinedefenders.org | @FrontLineHRD

Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa (FLIP)
flip.org.co | @FLIP_org

Human Rights Foundation
hrf.org | @HRF

Internet Sans Frontières
internetwithoutborders.org | @Internet_SF

Media Foundation for West Africa
mfwa.org | @TheMFWA

OpenNet Korea
opennet.or.kr | @opennetkr

Paradigm Initiative
paradigmhq.org | @ParadigmHQ

Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales (R3D)
r3d.mx | @r3dmx

Reporters Sans Frontières
rsf.org | @RSF_inter

Social Media Exchange (SMEX)
smex.org | @SMEX

The WAHID Institute
wahidinstitute.org | @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
amf.org.au | @alannahmadeline

ECO
eco.de | @eco_de

ECPAT International
ecpat.org | @ECPAT

LightHouse
lhj.jp | @lhjapan

Love146
love146.org | @Love146

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

Rati Foundation
ratifoundation.org | @aarambhindia

Te Protejo
teprotejo.org | @RedPaPaz

Thorn
thorn.org | @thorn

YAKIN (Youth Adult Survivors & Kin in Need)
yakin.org | @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
ggsc.berkeley.edu | @greatergoodsc

#ICANHELP
icanhelp.net | @icanhelp

Institute of Mental Health (IMF)
imh.com.sg

#MentalHealthPH
mentalhealthph.org | @mentalhealthph

Mentally Aware Nigeria
project-covid.ng | @MentallyAwareNG

Mental Health Europe
mhe-sme.org | @MHESME

ReachOut Australia
au.reachout.com | @Reachout_AUS

Samaritans
samaritans.org | @samarians

SpunOut.ie
spunout.ie | @SpunOut

Tokyo Suicide Prevention Center
befrienders-jpn.org | @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.org | @7amleh

Access Now
accessnow.org | @accessnow

African Internet Rights Alliance
aira.africa | @aira_africa

Al Sur
alsur.lat | @AlSurOrgs

Association for Progressive Communications
apc.org | @APC_News

Board of Deputies of British Jews
bod.org.uk | @BoardofDeputies

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
bsr.org | @BSRnews

Civil Rights Defenders
crd.org | @crdefenders

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University
cyber.fsi.stanford.edu | @FSIStanford

Freedom House: Technology and Democracy Unit
freedomhouse.org | @freedomhouse

Ghana Center for Democratic Development
cddgh.org | @CDDGha

Gulf Centre for Human Rights
gc4hr.org | @GulfCentre4HR

Institute for Human Rights and Business
ihrb.org | @ihrb

InternetLab: Law and Technology Research Center
internetlab.org.br | @internetlabbr

Open Government Partnership: Support Unit
opengovpartnership.org | @opengovpart

Social Media Matters
socialmediamatters.in | @SociallyBlog

Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet)
safenet.or.id | @safenetvoice

Thorn
thorn.org | @thorn

Young & Resilient Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney
westernsydney.edu.au | @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
amadeu-antonio-stiftung.de | @AmadeuAntonio

Black Rainbow
blackrainbow.org.au | @blkrnbow

Board of Deputies of British Jews
bod.org.uk | @BoardofDeputies

European Network Against Racism
enar-eu.org | @ENAREurope

National Black Justice Coalition
nbjc.org | @NBJConTheMove

National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights
ncdhr.org.in | @DalitRights

Roses of Peace
rosesofpeace.com | @rosesofpeace