On Thursday, Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, asked users of the micro-blogging site to help him if they knew of any issues related to child harassment. Elon said eliminating child exploitation was his number one priority.
Elon Musk’s #1 priority
The 51-year-old billionaire has taken note of a report that Elon Musk has begun to address the issue of child labor and exploitation on Twitter, after years of inaction by the platform under previous management. In response, Musk said he has no mercy for those who profit from the suffering of children.
When a Twitter user named Ramz Paul posted a tweet saying that “Twitter is reportedly deleting pedophile accounts“, Elon Musk responded by saying “Please respond in the comments if you see something that Twitter needs to address.“
Removing child exploitation is priority #1. Please reply in comments if you see anything that Twitter needs to address.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 24, 2022
Twitter undergoes new changes
Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter marked the beginning of a new era for the social media site. Days after finalizing the $44 billion buyout of the microblogging site, Elon Musk revealed that checking the blue stick on Twitter will cost users $8 a month as he seeks to create a revenue stream.
Bypassing the paywall, priority in replies, mentions and searches, and the ability to post long audio and video are all included in the $8 monthly fee. However, its big win lies in the promise to get rid of Twitter bots and spammers. Indeed, according to Musk, this new verification system will eliminate them altogether.
Elon Musk’s controversial actions
The Twitter team also, very recently, reinstated the Twitter account of former US President Donald Trump, after banning it for almost 22 months. This decision was made after a Twitter poll, conducted by Elon himself, voted to reinstate the former president.
Just under 15 million people participated in the Twitter poll, and 51.8 percent of them said they would like to see the former president reinstated on Twitter.