Patreon’s entrance highlights the Digital Trust & Safety Partnership’s growing list of participating companies, which now counts 10 leading technology companies. Earlier this year, the Partnership launched after it brought together a diverse range of innovative digital companies, representing various products, sizes and business models. DTSP’s other partners include Discord, Facebook, Inc., Google, Microsoft, Pinterest, Reddit, Shopify, Twitter, and Vimeo.
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.
As part of its formal launch in February, the Partnership released a set of five key commitments agreed upon by the participating companies to ensure consumer safety and trust when using digital services. Also known as the “Digital Trust & Safety Partnership Best Practices Framework,” the partnership regards the following to be industry best practices:
Commitment 1: Identify, evaluate, and adjust for content- and conduct-related risks in product development.
Commitment 2: Adopt explainable processes for product governance, including which team is responsible for creating rules, and how rules are evolved.
Commitment 3: Conduct enforcement operations to implement product governance.
Commitment 4: Assess and improve processes associated with content- and conduct-related risks.
Commitment 5: Ensure that relevant trust & safety policies are published to the public, and report periodically to the public and other stakeholders regarding actions taken.
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, Microsoft, Patreon, Pinterest, Reddit, Shopify, Twitter, and Vimeo.