Twitter CEO Elon Musk announced Sunday that the social media platform would make addressing its alleged child sexual exploitation problem his number one priority.
Since purchasing the social media platform for $44 billion, Musk has made sweeping changes. He replied to a tweet about how the company “has begun addressing the issue of posting child sexual exploitation content on Twitter after years of the platform’s inactivity on the subject under past management.”
“Priority #1,” Musk replied to the tweet.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 21, 2022
Twitter spokeswoman Katie Rosboroughsaid in an interview with "The Verge" that the platform has “zero tolerance for child sexual exploitation.”
“We aggressively fight online child sexual abuse and have invested significantly in technology and tools to enforce our policy,” Rosborough said. “Our dedicated teams work to stay ahead of bad-faith actors and to help ensure we’re protecting minors from harm — both on and offline.”
Twitter has added an option to report child sexual exploitation under sensitive or disturbing content.
To those who aren’t aware yet, last week Twitter did add a direct reporting option for child sexual exploitation. (ONLY on tweets with content images/videos) this was not previously available and was a separate form that wasn’t easy to find.
I’m grateful to see these changes. pic.twitter.com/AI88XdX9HW
— Eliza (@elizableu) November 20, 2022
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