The Digital Trust & Safety Partnership Welcomes Bitly

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — The Digital Trust & Safety Partnership (DTSP), a first-of-its-kind initiative aimed at promoting a safer and more trustworthy internet, today welcomed Bitly as its newest partner.

DTSP brings together a diverse range of innovative digital companies, representing various products, sizes and business models. Bitly joins the DTSP’s growing list of participating companies, which now counts 14 leading technology companies, including Apple, Discord, Google, LinkedIn, Meta Platforms, Inc., Microsoft, Patreon, Pinterest, Reddit, Shopify, Twitter, Vimeo and Zoom. 

The partnership is committed to developing industry best practices, reviewed through internal and independent third-party assessments, to ensure consumer safety and trust when using digital services. 

“With internet trust and safety being a priority at Bitly, it was a natural fit for us to join our industry peers in this joint effort,” said Kelsey Stevenson, VP of Product at Bitly. “This collaboration is just one way we will keep our community protected and ensure they have a secure experience while using our platform.”

As part of its mission to mature and professionalize the Trust & Safety field, DTSP unveiled the Safe Framework, a flexible yet rigorous methodology for how the Trust & Safety practices of participating companies will be assessed. Since the Safe Framework release, DTSP has engaged extensively with experts from industry, government, and civil society, holding a series of stakeholder conversations with organizations from 27 countries regarding its approach on how to make the internet safe.

About Bitly

Bitly is a leading global SaaS company offering a comprehensive platform designed to enable every piece of information shared online to connect with key audiences and ignite action. Bitly’s all-in-one Connections Platform empowers more than 5 million monthly active users and over 380,000 customers globally – people, influencers, brands, and businesses of every size – to use branded links, custom QR codes, and link-in-bio solutions as a trusted platform for engaging their audience and delivering critical notifications, information, and experiences. Bitly is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture and employee experience proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation.  For more on Bitly, visit

About The Digital Trust & Safety PartnershipThe 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 Apple, Bitly, Discord, Google, LinkedIn, Meta Platforms, Inc., Microsoft, Patreon, Pinterest, Reddit, Shopify, Twitter, Vimeo, and Zoom.  For more information, please visit