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X Corp. (formerly Twitter)

  • Internet & social media, Technology: General
  • United States of America

  • X Corp., formerly known as Twitter Inc., is a social media platform company headquartered in the United States. X Corp. has over 192 million daily active users, offering a microblogging and social networking service that allows users to share short messages called "tweets." The platform generates revenue through advertising and data licenses to third-party companies.

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Indicators

Global Network Initiative ? Membership in the Global Network Initiative, an alliance that helps companies respect freedom of expression and privacy rights when faced with government pressure to hand over user data, remove content, or restrict communications.

UN Global Compact ? Membership in the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support UN goals.

Transparency Report ? Reports detailing how the company processes third-party requests and enforces internal rules regarding people’s data and mitigates risks to their rights. Latest available report linked.

Human Rights Policy ? Company policy describing its approach and commitment to human rights

Business Code of Conduct ? A company code of conduct (or code of ethics) is a company document in which it sets out a set of principles that it commits itself to follow, or requires its employees and/or subcontractors to follow.

Stories with associated response requests ? We sought responses from X Corp. (formerly Twitter) to the allegations raised in these stories. Find out more about our Company Response Mechanism.

Benchmark rankings

RDR Corporate Accountability Index 2019
? The 2019 Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index evaluated 24 of the world’s most powerful digital platforms and telecommunications companies on their disclosed policies and practices affecting people’s rights to freedom of expression and privacy.
55 / 100
RDR Corporate Accountability Index 2020
? The 2020 Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index evaluated 26 of the world’s most powerful digital platforms and telecommunications companies on their disclosed policies and practices affecting people’s rights to freedom of expression and privacy.
53 / 100
Digital Inclusion Benchmark 2021
? A ranking of 150 influential technology companies on four areas of digital inclusion: enhancing universal access to digital technologies; improving all levels of digital skills; fostering trustworthy use by mitigating risks and harms; innovating openly, inclusively, and ethically.
23 / 100
Digital Inclusion Benchmark 2023
? The third iteration of the Digital Inclusion Benchmark by World Benchmarking Alliance measures and ranks 200 of the world’s most influential technology companies on their responsibility to advance a more inclusive digital society.
23 / 100
Digital Inclusion Benchmark 2020
? A ranking of 100 influential technology companies on four areas of digital inclusion: enhancing universal access to digital technologies; improving all levels of digital skills; fostering trustworthy use by mitigating risks and harms; innovating openly, inclusively, and ethically. (Benchmark uses a 0-2 point scoring system, adjusted here to show percentage score.)
21 / 100
Global Child Forum Benchmark: The State of Children’s Rights & Business 2023
? The Global Child Forum global benchmark 2023 evaluates 795 companies' impact on children, based on the Children’s Rights and Business Principles.
0.6 / 10

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