Still on Twitter, because truth matters

Twitter has been in a state of disarray for a couple of weeks following the takeover of a certain someone. Disinformation is spreading and there are worries about moderation, hate speech and the overall future of the platform.

Some people have called for organizations like the UN to leave Twitter. Melissa Fleming explains why the UN remains on Twitter, which comes down to addressing disinformation and speaking up for truth.

But the UN is still there, along with other institutions and media whose job involves sharing sane, fact-based, and life-saving information with the world. […]

Those who care about free speech and democracy need to do more, not less, to stop harmful lies spreading online. Platforms need a more robust and transparent system of moderation, one that frees the digital public square of hate speech, disinformation, incitement to violence or child abuse. One that puts protecting human rights front and center. […]

The answer isn’t to leave these spaces. That only helps the minority hellbent on causing harm. Fewer voices for good only makes hateful views appear more widespread and mainstream than they are. Instead, we will redouble our efforts, raise our voices louder, […]

We will stay on social media as a source of trusted life-saving information and inspiration to our millions of followers. We will stay to stand up for science, civility, and all those striving for a better world.

Melissa Fleming

Stay and stand up for truth and hope. I agree completely.