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Join the Trust & Safety Professional Association and the Digital Trust & Safety Partnership for a virtual event to examine the future of the trust and safety field. The first-of-its-kind forum will feature speakers from tech platforms and civil society who deal with these issues firsthand everyday. We will host two panel sessions.

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Thu, September 9, 2021

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

About this event

Building a Trust & Safety Team

What sorts of trust and safety considerations should a company anticipate before they have their first 1000 users? Their first 100,000 users? Their first 1,000,000,000 users? On this panel, we’ll be talking to experts who have learned these lessons firsthand, both from inside and outside tech. From which types of abuse to anticipate first, to how to build a resilient and effective trust and safety team, to how to talk about trust and safety with your users and with the public, our panelists will share thoughts on how the field has grown and how to prepare for the changes the future will bring.

Featured panelists:

Sev Guardado, Pinterest

Lindsay Sovern, Discord

Kaitlin Sullivan, Facebook


Planning for the Next Global Crisis: Trust & Safety Lessons Learned from COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic necessitated the entire world to shift online, opening up both new opportunities and risks for society. How did families adapt to children needing to spend far more time online? How did extremist networks react? This panel will explore the silver linings and challenges witnessed online during the pandemic, explaining what digital companies and trust & safety professionals need to know for the next global crisis.

Featured panelists:

Stephen Balkam, Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI)

Robert Rakowitz, Global Alliance for Responsible Media (GARM)

Daniel Rogers, The Global Disinformation Index

Erin Saltman, Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)

Spandana Singh, Open Technology Institute



The Trust & Safety Professional Association (TSPA) is a 501(c)(6) organization supporting the global community of professionals who develop and enforce principles and policies that define acceptable behavior and content online. TSPA is a forum for professionals to connect with a network of peers, find resources for career development, and exchange best practices for navigating challenges unique to the profession.

The Digital Trust & Safety Partnership is a first-of-its kind initiative focused on promoting a safer and more trustworthy internet. The Digital Trust & Safety Partnership includes Discord, Facebook, Inc., Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Patreon, Pinterest, Reddit, Shopify, Twitter, and Vimeo.