The Trevor Project chose to leave X : LGBTQ youth suicide prevention group leaves X after uptick in hate

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The Trevor Project chose to leave X

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 hatred and virulence 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”. At the end of its message, the organization directed LGBTQ youth to, its own social networking space for queer teens and young adults. The Trevor Project also noted that it will continue to maintain its presence on Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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