(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Billionaire and Twitter owner Elon Musk has taken steps to prevent child sexual exploitation on his newly acquired platform, putting his diminished staff to work on the problem, which has been pervasive up to this point.
Musk has made several sweeping changes within the company—such as requiring employees to work in the office, cancelling company-sponsored yoga classes and no longer offering free lunches—but has stated that ending child sexual exploitation on the site is “Priority #1,” the Daily Wire reported.
“After years of advocating for the minor survivors of Twitter, I’ve never been as hopeful as I am right now,” said anti-human trafficking advocate Eliza Bleu.
Bleu and others speculate that the former regime shirked the issue in favor of dedicating their resources to censorship of conservative voices such as former president Donald Trump, the Babylon Bee, Libs of TikTok and more.
“The fact of the matter is that Twitter knew about the child sexual abuse material problem for 10+ yrs,” she alleged. “Sued by two minor survivors. Ignored countless victims globally.”
“You failed children. Not me. You.”
I get it, some of the ex-twitter employees are mad at me, that’s fine.
The fact of the matter is that Twitter knew about the child sexual abuse material problem for 10+ yrs.
Sued by two minor survivors.
Ignored countless victims globally.
You failed children. Not me. You. pic.twitter.com/oNPR8K2Mmu
— Eliza (@elizableu) November 21, 2022
At one point the problem was so ubiquitous that several well-recognized brands left the site.
The company was sued by two minors, both of which the company only took action on after the US Department of Homeland Security stepped in.
Despite Musk addressing a problem that could save thousands of vulnerable children, the purchase of the platform incurred complaints from departing leftists, who accuse Musk of transforming the site into one of hate, misinformation and Right-wing stochastic terrorism.
“Elon Musk’s decision to let Trump back on the platform is incredibly upsetting,” one former senior data scientist told Fortune. “We all worked very hard to keep the platform safe for people to use.”
Nearly two thirds of Twitter’s former 7,500 person staff have either left voluntarily or been dismissed since Musk’s takeover.