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Thu Nov 9, 2023, 07:05 PM Nov 2023

LGBTQ suicide prevention org the Trevor Project is leaving Elon Musk's X for good [View all]

Source: Tech Crunch

LGBTQ suicide prevention org the Trevor Project is leaving Elon Musk’s X for good

Taylor Hatmaker@tayhatmaker / 12:04 PM EST•November 9, 2023

One of the most prominent LGBTQ organizations in the U.S. will close its account on X, formerly Twitter.

The Trevor Project announced Thursday that it has decided to end its presence on the platform in light of “increasing hate and vitriol” targeting the queer community on X, which Elon Musk purchased one year ago. The organization is focused on suicide prevention and provides 24/7 counseling for young LGBTQ people struggling with mental health challenges.

The group noted that X’s diminished commitment to moderation informed the decision, contributing to an environment that is “no longer a safe place for LGBTQ young people — the group we exist to serve.”

“While the conversation around the benefits and harms of social media platforms is vast and nuanced, we do know that sophisticated moderation tools are essential to protecting marginalized communities and creating safer, more accepting online spaces,” a Trevor Project spokesperson told TechCrunch.

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Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2023/11/09/trevor-project-leaves-x-twitter-lgbtq/

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