Twitter introduced its new core “Transparency Center” to detail things like how many state-backed accounts it has suspended and the number of government requests for information on account holders.
Transparency Center can report and summarize blog posts (transparency-related), data visualization, and country comparison tools. Additionally, reports will be available soon in Arabic, Turkish, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, and Portuguese. And Twitter is continuing to iterate on the process to further contextualize the data.
In the blog post, Twitter says “We believe that transparency is a key principle in our mission to protect the Open Internet, and advancing the Internet as a global force for good.” “Our goal was to provide the public with regular insights into government pressure that impacted the public, whether through overt attempts at political censorship or by way of soliciting account data through information requests.” “Our goal with this evolution is to make our transparency reporting more easily understood and accessible to the general public.”
What’s new in Twitter Transparency Center
- A brand new website that includes all our disclosed data in one place
- Data visualizations making it easier to compare trends over time
- Country comparison module
- Tooltips to help explain key terms and provide more insights on the terms we use
- History of transparency milestones and updates
- New metrics and methodology on the enforcement of the Twitter Rules (from July 2018 through December 2019)
- New policy categories to better align with the Twitter Rules
Twitter is working to increase transparency efforts across the company is tireless and constant, and the company will continue to work on increasing awareness and understanding about how twitter policies work and practices around content moderation, data disclosures, and other critical areas.
Twitter will take every opportunity to highlight the actions of law enforcement, governments, and other organizations that impact Twitter and the people who use Twitter service across the world.