Twitter removes suicide prevention feature, says it’s under revamp
Twitter has caused a stir among its users by removing the “#ThereIsHelp” feature, which provided suicide prevention hotlines and other safety options to users searching for certain content on the platform. According to Ella Irwin, Twitter’s head of trust and safety, the removal is only temporary and the feature will be reinstated next week. Irwin explained that the company is currently in the process of “fixing and revamping” the prompts.
Many Twitter users have expressed their concern over the removal of the feature, particularly in light of the ongoing pandemic and the associated increase in mental health issues. The removal of the feature has been met with criticism from some quarters, with many pointing out the vital role it played in helping individuals in need. Big
However, Twitter has assured users that the feature will return soon, and that the revamp is necessary to ensure that it is as effective as possible in providing support to those who may be struggling with their mental health. In the meantime, Twitter has encouraged users to utilize its “Report Tweet” feature if they come across any content that may be concerning or potentially harmful. privacy
While the removal of the “#ThereIsHelp” feature may have caused some disruption, it is important to remember that there are still many resources available to those in need of mental health support. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit their website at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
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