The Reuters report of the removal of micro-blogging site Twitter's suicide prevention feature has been called false by company owner Elon Musk. While replying to the tweet linked to this report, he wrote, 'False, this feature still exists'. In the Reuters report, quoting 2 people related to the case, it was written that Musk has ordered the removal of the suicide prevention feature. With the help of this feature, users thinking of committing suicide are helped.
If a user thinks about committing suicide after seeing a post, video, photo and any kind of content, then Twitter's suicide prevention feature helps the user to change the intention of suicide. Microblogging platform hotline and other methods related to safety are also made available to such users through the feature.
It was said in the report that no information was shared by Twitter before removing this feature. Users take help of this feature through #ThereIsHelp. This feature has supported many groups around the world who work in the fields of mental health, HIV, vaccines, child abuse, COVID-19, gender-based violence, natural disasters and freedom of expression.
After Twitter's suicide prevention feature was removed, many people raised concerns about the safety of users. Irliyani Abdul Rahman, a member of the recently disbanded Twitter content advisory group, told Reuters that the removal of #ThereIsHelp was deeply troubling.