Twitter suicide prevention feature remains on platform: Musk
The feature was initially added as part of a general overhaul when Twitter CEO Elon Musk took over the platform.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk denied on Saturday reports that the platform's suicide prevention feature had been removed.
Reuters reported earlier today that Musk had decided to remove the feature transposed in the hashtag #ThereIsHelp.
The news of its removal caused an uproar among Twitter users, which consequently helped promote the feature.
The feature was initially added as part of a general overhaul when Musk took over the platform.
False, it is still there— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 24, 2022
The feature links vulnerable users to support organizations and institutions specialized in providing help with mental health, Covid-19, vaccines, HIV, gender-based violence, child sexual exploitation, natural disasters, and other sensitive matters.
Since taking over, Musk made adjustments to the company's day-to-day operations, including the termination of Twitter executives responsible for the privacy, cybersecurity, and censorship of the platform and two-thirds of Twitter employees.
On Tuesday, Musk said he is willing to step down as CEO of the social media platform as soon as he finds a candidate willing to take the position.
"I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job!" he tweeted.