Twitter appears to disband council responsible for recommending safety measures amid uptick in hate speech on the site

Elon Musk acquired Twitter on October 27.
Twitter seemed to disband its Trust and Safety Council in an abrupt Monday email.
The group was made up of several people and organizations that advocated for safety on the site.
The move comes amid a recently-reported uptick in hate speech on the site.

Twitter disbanded its Trust and Safety Council in the latest development in Elon Musk’s ongoing and turbulent takeover.

On Monday, the company sent a memo to remaining members of the council announcing the dissolution of the group, with the subject line “Thank you,” according to The Washington Post. 

In a copy of the email obtained by tech journalist Avi Asher-Schapiro, the company said it is “reevaluating” how best to bring outside insights into its product and policy work as Twitter moves into “a new phase.” As part of that process, the company said it decided that the Trust and Safety Council is “not the best structure to do this.”

The council, which was formed in 2016, was made up of…

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