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LGBTQ youth suicide prevention group leaves X after uptick in hate

LGBTQ youth suicide prevention group leaves X after uptick in hate
LGBTQ youth suicide prevention group leaves X after uptick in hate
LGBTQ youth suicide prevention group leaves X after uptick in hate The Trevor Project at the Los Angeles Pride Parade on June 11.Rodin Eckenroth / Getty Images file

LGBTQ youth suicide prevention group leaves X after uptick in hate

The Trevor Project, a national suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth, has announced its departure from X, formerly known as Twitter, due to “increased hate on the platform targeting the LGBTQ community”. The decision comes just over a year after billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk finalized his $44 billion purchase of the company. “LGBTQ youth are regularly victimized at the expense of their mental health, and X’s removal of certain moderation features makes it harder for us to create a welcoming space for them on this platform,” the organization wrote in a tweet on Thursday. The Trevor Project, which has nearly 350,000 subscribers on X, said the decision to leave was made with “input from dozens of internal and external perspectives”. In particular, the group wrote, “we questioned whether leaving the platform would allow harmful narratives and rhetoric to prevail with one less voice to challenge them.” But in the end, the group decided that leaving was “the right thing to do”. Read full article

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