Joe Benarroch, X’s head of business operations, said the company plans to open a new office in Austin, Texas for a team dedicated to content moderation. reports. The Trust and Security Center of Excellence, which the company plans to hire 100 full-time staff, will focus primarily on preventing the distribution of child sexual exploitation (CSE) material.
X CEO Linda Yaccarino is set to testify at a congressional hearing on CSE on Wednesday, and the platform released a statement late last week. of efforts to block such material, Xi said, “Xi is determined to make it inconvenient for actors who seek to exploit minors.”
according to Bloomberg, Benarroch, “X does not have a line of business targeting children, but it is important that we make these investments to stop criminals from using our platform for any distribution or engagement with CSE content.” The team will also address other content issues such as hate speech and “violent posts”. Bloomberg. Elon Musk spent much of his first year at X making strides to turn the platform into a bastion of “free speech,” dismantling content moderation groups put in place by Twitter before the takeover.