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Twitter launches its new Transparency Center to boost openness

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Twitter has announced the launch of its new Transparency Center which makes it easy for the general public to learn about various types of enforcement actions performed by Twitter and the requests it has received.

The new tool highlights items such as the number of government information requests, the amount of accounts Twitter had to enforce its rules on, information about the number of accounts that states have requested data on, the number of removal requests and copyright notices it has received, and more.

Twitter has been publishing transparency reports since 2012. With the new Transparency Center, the firm wants to make the information more accessible, here's a rundown of the new features accessible to users:

  • [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

In its announcement, Twitter highlighted that transparency is at the core of the work it does. It said that transparency is vital to its mission of protecting the open internet where users have freedom of expression and privacy rights.

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