In response to European Union industry chief Thierry Breton’s ultimatum, X CEO Linda Yaccarino has announced the removal of hundreds of accounts associated with Hamas. The European Union had given Elon Musk a 24-hour deadline to address concerns of “disinformation” on the social media platform.
In a letter addressed to EU Commissioner Breton, Yaccarino emphasized X’s commitment to promptly respond to law enforcement requests from global authorities, including EU member states.
Proactive Measures Against Conflict-Related Content
The CEO’s letter detailed the proactive steps taken by X, including the removal or labeling of “tens of thousands of pieces of content” related to the ongoing conflict. Yaccarino stated, “Since the terrorist attack on Israel, we have taken action to remove or label tens of thousands of pieces of content.”
Everyday we’re reminded of our global responsibility to protect the public conversation by ensuring everyone has access to real-time information and safeguarding the platform for all our users. In response to the recent terrorist attack on Israel by Hamas, we’ve redistributed… https://t.co/VR2rsK0J9K
— Linda Yaccarino (@lindayaX) October 12, 2023
Crisis Response Efforts
Furthermore, X highlighted its crisis response efforts. “Shortly after the news broke about the Hamas attack, X assembled a leadership group to assess the situation,” Yaccarino wrote. The platform reiterated its mission to facilitate public conversation, provide access to and sharing of information, raise awareness about ongoing events, and enable open and free exchange of ideas during critical situations.
This swift response demonstrates X’s commitment to addressing concerns and maintaining a responsible and secure online environment.