Twitter is the best way to see what’s happening in India and around the world. It’s the easiest place to find conversations, news, and video about the ideas and topics that Indians are passionate about. Twitter is unique in that it allows interactions between Indians from all walks of life in a public, concise, and easily accessible manner.
And while the majority of conversations on Twitter are positive, constructive, and can challenge and enrich our lives, some cross the line into abuse.
One of our most important goals at Twitter is to ensure our service remains safe for all users. At our core, we stand for freedom of expression and showing every side of a story. However, these principles mean nothing if abuse and harassment stifle and silence those who want to use our platform to make their voices heard.
Globally, we have taken a range of proactive steps to improve our user experience through technology, tools, feedback and policy updates. We’ve also been busy in India working with a number of local partners and organizations to help more people express themselves on Twitter and to feel safer doing so. Today, we launched #Tweesurfing program in collaboration with Center of Social Research to raise awareness on online safety in India. Read more here.
Here's some of what else we've been up to:
Educating the community on how to stay safe on Twitter
Supporting the vital work of our safety partners
We’ll never be ‘done’ with safety. As India’s society and conversations evolve, so too does the challenge we face as a community. We’re learning a lot as we continue our work to make Twitter safer in India – not just from the changes we ship but also from the community partnerships and conversations we have, and of course, from the feedback we hear from our users. Stay tuned for more updates in the days and weeks ahead as we continue to work with our local partners to increase online safety and educate Indians on how to have a public voice on Twitter.