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OAS and Twitter Launch Guide to Best Practices on Cybersecurity and Use of Social Media

  September 17, 2019

OAS and Twitter Launch Guide to Best Practices on Cybersecurity and Use of Social Media
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The Organization of American States (OAS) and Twitter launched a guide to recommend best practices in the use of social networks, with special attention to the social network of Twitter. Under the title “Media Literacy and Digital Security: Twitter Best Practices,” the guide seeks to offer citizens tools to improve their digital security in the use of social media, in aspects related to account security or monitoring, consumption and distribution of information, as well as tips to maintain security on Twitter.

The guide incorporates useful content on digital literacy, measures to secure devices while on social networks, ways to manage the distribution and consumption of information on twitter, and finally, recommendations on the rules and control of user experience in the use of Twitter.

The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, said that “it is a great pleasure for the General Secretariat, and for the CICTE Secretariat, to support the region once again in aspects associated with digital security; cooperation that this time includes the elaboration and dissemination of this guide. We want people to use this tool as safely as possible, and this agreement, this guide and these best practices are a valuable contribution to that goal.”

“We are delighted to partner with the OAS to achieve a shared goal of serving as a resource for digital literacy. It is such an important tool for all those who use digital channels to consume information,” said Twitter Vice President of Public Policy, Government and Philanthropy Colin Crowell. “Everyone should be empowered to develop the skills to critically analyze content for credibility and challenge information they are consuming and sharing online.”

Download the guide here:

Reference: FNE-97491