Twitter removed a feature that would display hotline contacts to help suicidal users. The corresponding order was given by the new owner of the company Elon Musk. About this writes Reuters, citing sources.
The #ThereIsHelp feature showed users in many countries contacts for support organizations related to mental health, HIV, vaccines, child sexual exploitation, coronavirus, gender-based violence, natural disasters and freedom of expression. .
Such suggestions appeared when users searched for potentially malicious content in the search query string. After its removal, concerns about the well-being of vulnerable users began to grow. The feature has reportedly been temporarily removed while the necessary updates are made.
Earlier, Elon Musk announced that he would be stepping down as CEO of Twitter. Before that, the businessman will find a successor. We talk about it in more detail here.