[Governance] Launch of two new organizations dedicated to online trust and safety

Wisdom Donkor wisdom.dk at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 02:28:55 EDT 2020

Thanks very much for the information.

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Ayden Férdeline via Governance <
governance at lists.igcaucus.org> wrote:

> Dear all,
> Two new organizations have launched today.
> The *Trust & Safety Professional Association* is a new, nonprofit,
> member-based organization that will support the global community of
> professionals who develop and enforce principles and policies that define
> acceptable behavior online.
> Founding members include Airbnb, Automattic (including WordPress.com and
> Tumblr), Cloudflare, Facebook Inc. (including Instagram and WhatsApp),
> Google (including YouTube), Match Group (including Tinder, Hinge, Match,
> and OkCupid), Omidyar Network, Pinterest, Postmates, Slack, Twitter, and
> the Wikimedia Foundation.
> In parallel, a second nonprofit organization, the *Trust & Safety
> Foundation*, has launched with a $2 million founding contribution from
> Cognizant. The foundation will focus on research relating to the work done
> by trust and safety professionals, and improving society’s understanding of
> the field of online trust and safety.
> You can read the press release and more information here:
> https://www.tspa.info/launch
> Best wishes,
> Ayden Férdeline
> *P.S. I am sharing this news for information purposes. I have no
> relationship to either organization. However, I am friends with one of the
> founders, Clara Tsao, and I have seen how incredibly hard she has worked to
> bring these two organizations to life.*

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