"Twitter has told the BBC it now wants to have a closer role with government and policymakers in the UK.
"The site has revealed that there are over 10 million active tweeters across the nation.
"The site's UK general manager Tony Wang said it is a priority to "protect and defend" the voice of those users.
"It has been a year since Twitter opened its UK operations. It has faced tough questions over privacy and regulation."
BBC News - Twitter embraces UK's policymakers after eventful year