X, led by Musk, plans to onboard 100 content moderators in Austin by the end of the year

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Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of SpaceX and Tesla and owner of X
Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of SpaceX and Tesla and owner of X

Social media company X is currently recruiting 100 content moderators for a new office in Austin, Texas, dedicated to combating child abuse content. The company aims to achieve this goal by the end of the year, as mentioned by an X executive on Saturday.

The company owned by Elon Musk unveiled its new “Trust and Safety Center of Excellence” ahead of a U.S. Senate hearing on January 31 focusing on online child sexual exploitation. X’s Chief Executive, Linda Yaccarino, is slated to testify alongside the CEOs of Meta Platforms (META.O), Snap (SNAP.N), TikTok, and Discord.

The team is currently under construction,” stated Joe Benarroch, X’s head of business operations, in reference to the Austin office. He added that the goal to fill the positions by the end of the year depends on finding the right talent.

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Since Musk acquired the company, formerly known as Twitter, in 2022, the billionaire has faced criticism for his controversial posts and his efforts to revamp the platform’s content moderation policies.

In a blog post on Friday, X reported suspending 12.4 million accounts last year for violating rules against child sexual exploitation, marking a significant increase from the 2.3 million account suspensions in 2022. The new Austin center will also aid the company in combating other forms of harmful content, X stated.

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