We’ve been busy over the last few months launching brand new features that help take your Twitter experience to the next level.
Learn more here: privacy.twitter.com/blog/2021/upda… twitter.com/TwitterSupport…
We’ll continue our work to protect the conversation happening on Twitter and remain transparent in the process in order to build trust and protect the #OpenInternet. Full data and information. ⬇️ blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/c…
In line with the conversation we saw around the 2020 #USElection, enforcements of our Civic Integrity Policy went up by 175%. We strengthened these rules multiple times in order to best protect the global conversation happening around this crucial event.
During this reporting period, Twitter received 38,524 legal demands to remove content. Notably, accounts of 199 verified journalists and news outlets from around the world were subject to 361 legal demands, a 26% increase in these requests since the previous reporting period.
Different law enforcement authorities and governments may ask us to turn over information about a Twitter account and/or ask to remove content, like Tweets.
For this period, we narrowed or did not disclose information in response to 70% of global government information requests.
As the world continues to fight #COVID19, we’ve increased our use of technology to fight harmful misinformation.
Thus far, we have:
🔹 challenged 11.7 million accounts,
🔹 suspended 1,496 accounts, and
🔹 removed over 43,000 pieces of content worldwide.
This update includes a new metric — impressions.
Impressions on violative Tweets accounted for less than 0.1% of all impressions during this period and most violative Tweets were removed before receiving even 100 impressions.
This update includes data from July 1 to December 31, 2020, and was impacted by the ongoing #COVID19 pandemic, several global elections including the #USElection, the throttling or blocking of Twitter in several countries, and many other headline-making events.
Transparency underpins every element of our work at Twitter and is a core tenet of protecting the #OpenInternet around the world.
In line with that mission, today, we’re sharing our 18th update to the Twitter Transparency Center. 🧵 blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/c…
Security keys offer the strongest protection for your Twitter account and can help protect you from phishing and other attacks.
Today, we’re enabling the ability to use security keys as the only form of 2FA on your Twitter account.
Learn more about security keys here: twitter.com/TwitterSupport…
Thrilled to announce that applications are open for our 2021 Information Operations Fellowship—a first-of-its-kind effort to offer early-career researchers and professionals a role working on the front lines of combatting disinformation. careers.twitter.com/en/work-for-tw…
Sometimes you want to talk, and sometimes you just ... don't.
Check out these early concepts that could help control unwanted attention on Twitter.
Feedback, especially at this beginning stage, is invited (and wanted)! 🧵
In line with our commitment to healthy public conversation, we are continuously evolving our policies by gathering feedback from a variety of partners to ensure Twitter is a place where everyone can feel safe.
Specifically, we do not permit the denial of violent events, including abusive references to specific events where protected categories were the primary victims. This policy now covers targeted and non-targeted content.
Our Hateful Conduct & Abusive Behavior policies prohibit abuse and harassment of protected categories, & cover a wide range of behaviors. We’ve updated the Twitter Help Center to more clearly articulate when we will take enforcement action moving forward.
I’m beyond thrilled to share that today we are bringing our verification policy to life! We've launched the ability to apply for verification in your account settings
We heard the feedback—we didn’t get image cropping right the first time. So our ML Ethics, Transparency, and Accountability (META) team dove deep and applied what they learned. We’re sharing these analysis results publicly today. twitter.com/TwitterEng/sta…
"Twitter has spent the last two years emphasizing conversational health and user safety in its product announcements, and it appears the company is building out its team to reflect those commitments internally." 💙 twitter.com/protocol/statu…
We’ll continue to iterate and reimagine a more beautiful media experience while striving to be open and transparent about our challenges.
There’s lots of work to do, but we’re grateful for everyone who spoke up and shared feedback.
After testing and improving prompts that ask you to review a potentially harmful or offensive reply, we learned that this feature can help encourage more meaningful convos.
We’re now rolling out these prompts on iOS and soon Android. blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/p…
Over the next few days, we will begin deploying automated tools to build on our efforts to label Tweets that may contain misleading information around COVID-19 vaccinations. These tools will help our teams gradually scale their enforcement of our COVID-19 misinformation policies. twitter.com/TwitterSafety/…
Our approach to world leaders survey is now available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Hindi, Korean, and Urdu.
The deadline for feedback is April 12 at 5pm PT.
Hello again. Thank you so much for your feedback on the last tweet storm! We’re back with more ideas from the Twitter Health design team that strive to deliver more transparency around our policies and inform you about what’s happening when you report or take other safety actions
Our approach to world leaders survey is now available in Filipino, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Additional languages to come soon.
The English version of our approach to world leaders survey is now available — more languages coming soon.
Share your thoughts.
This isn’t the first time we’ve called for public feedback to help shape our policies. For example, the public weighed in on our approach to dehumanization, synthetic and manipulated media, and helped update our verification strategy.