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Twitter restores suicide-prevention hotline feature after outcry

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Top official confirms feature was removed but only temporarily, following Reuters report that prompted criticism of Elon Musk Twitter has restored a feature that promoted suicide prevention hotlines and other safety resources to users looking up certain content, after coming under pressure from users and consumer safety groups. The feature, known as ThereIsHelp, placed a banner at the top of search results for certain topics, listing contacts for support organizations in many countries related to mental health, HIV, vaccines, child sexual exploitation, Covid-19, gender-based violence...
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Twitter restores suicide prevention feature

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Move follows criticism of Elon Musk after ThereIsHelp feature disappeared from searches Twitter has restored a feature that promoted suicide prevention hotlines and support groups after its CEO Elon Musk was criticised over their removal. The feature, known as ThereIsHelp, placed a banner at the top of search results for certain topics and listed contacts for organisations in numerous countries related to mental health, HIV, vaccines, child sexual exploitation, Covid-19, gender-based violence, natural disasters and freedom of expression.
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Twitter restores suicide-prevention feature after briefly removing it

1 month ago   |   By Engadget

Twitter says it's working on bringing back the ThereIsHelp banner, a feature that pointed users to suicide prevention hotlines and other safety resources when searching for certain content. On Friday, Reuters reported that the company had removed the safety tool earlier in the week on orders from Elon Musk. After the outlet published its story, Ella Irwin, Twitter's head of trust and safety, confirmed the removal but said it was temporary. “We have been fixing and revamping our prompts. They were just temporarily removed while we do that,” she told Reuters. “We expect to have them back up...
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