Elon Musk withdraws prevention feature on Twitter – La Nouvelle Tribune

The boss of Twitter, Elon Musk, ordered the removal of a feature for the benefit of users plagued by suicidal issues. The latter highlights several telephone numbers of organizations specializing in suicide prevention in particular. The information was confirmed by two sources familiar with the matter, who pointed out that Twitter’s decision was made by Elon Musk. In addition to suicide, the function is called #DerErHjælp showed contacts from organizations that can help people who, among other things, research freedom of expression, Covid-19, HIV and mental health.

“Be careful what you wish for”

Note that the decision made by Elon Musk comes several days after he asked his followers on Twitter if he should remain at the head of the social network. The night from Sunday to Monday 19 December 2022 was the boss of You are here and off SpaceX posed this question to Twitter users and promised to respect the final result of the vote. “Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will follow the results of this investigation” he had written as he offered two yes and no buttons. In the comments to his post, Elon Musk wrote: “Be careful what you wish for, you may get it”and added that he had no successor.

According to him, “no one who can actually keep Twitter alive wants this post”. The vote ended with the yes vote winning over the no vote with 57%. As a reminder, this is not the first time Elon Musk has made changes to Twitter. After buying the platform for 44 billion dollars, the new head of the social network blue bird announced the deletion of 1.5 billion accounts. “Twitter will soon start freeing up profile space for 1.5 billion accounts” he had tweeted on December 9.

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