2023:Program/Equity and Community Health/77MENF-What exactly does Trust and Safety do? A background, history, and explainer
Title: What exactly does Trust and Safety do? A background, history, and explainer
Joe Sutherland is a Lead Trust and Safety Specialist at the Wikimedia Foundation. Having created a Wikipedia account in 2006, he became an English Wikipedia administrator in 2008. He eventually joined the Wikimedia Foundation in 2013 as a Communications Volunteer, then moved to the Community Advocacy (now Trust and Safety) team in 2016. In this role, Joe works as a liaison to multiple community groups, undertakes user conduct investigations, works on Legal operations, and helps to develop Foundation policy around thorny issues like child protection. Image credit: Myleen Hollero, CC BY-SA 3.0. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sutherland,_Joe,_March_2018.jpg
Room: Room 307
Start time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 15:30:00 +0800
End time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 16:00:00 +0800
Type: No (pretalx) session type id specified
Track: Equity, Inclusion, and Community Health
Submission state: confirmed
Duration: 30 minutes
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Presentation language: en
Abstract & description[edit source]
An overview of the Trust and Safety team at the Wikimedia Foundation, providing an insight into the decision-making process which can lead to actions such as global bans and conduct warnings.
Further details[edit source]
Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?
This proposal relates to the themes as they form a core component of the Foundation’s mission, and therefore also Trust and Safety’s goals. In particular, true collaboration can only be achieved through transparency of process. This session intends to provide that, as well as some insight into the team’s future projects and processes.
Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?
Average knowledge about Wikimedia projects or activities
Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?