Company X, formerly known as Twitter, has announced the launch of a new content moderation center in Austin, Texas. The decision comes ahead of a Jan. 31 hearing in the U.S. Senate where X CEO Linda Yaccarino must explain to senators the company’s strategy to combat the spread of child sexual abuse material (CSAM).
The center will focus on CSAM-related content and will be the first full-fledged security and trust department following numerous layoffs following Elon Musk’s purchase of the platform. X’s new Texas office will employ one hundred people. The new moderation center will be the first unit of its kind since Musk reorganized moderation teams shortly after taking over the platform.
According to Company The new Austin office has already been mentioned on the company’s blog as a key part of its strategy to combat offensive content, although the exact responsibilities of the new team and the timeline for the office’s opening have not yet been announced.
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The hiring announcement for the Austin office highlights the versatility of the new team and underscores its importance within Company X’s overall security strategy. The move demonstrates the determination of Social Network Digitale Welt.