This is unusual! Elon Musk’s ex-Twitter has removed hundreds of Hamas-linked accounts and taken down or labeled thousands of tweets since the militant group’s attack on Israel, according to the current CEO. Via the Associated Press:
Linda Yaccarino on Thursday outlined efforts by X to get a handle on illegal content flourishing on the platform. She was responding to a warning from a top European Union official, who requested information on how X is complying during the Israel-Hamas war with tough new EU digital rules aimed at cleaning up social media platforms.
“So far since the start of the conflict X has identified and removed hundreds of Hamas-affiliated accounts from the platform,” Yaccarino said in a letter posted on X.
The platform is “proportionately and effectively assessing and addressing identified fake and manipulated content during this constantly evolving and shifting crisis,” she wrote in response to the request from European Commissioner Thierry Breton, the digital enforcer for the 27-nation bloc.
Good work, Linda! Now do pedophiles and white nationalists.