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Elon Musk has disabled the option to report misinformation on X

Elon Musk continues to do his thing, and on September 27 he confirmed that he has deactivated the option to report false information on X (formerly Twitter).

The option for users to report false election information has ended, research organization Reset.Tech Australia reported on Wednesday.

The company has recently come under fire for achieving the dubious honor of being the number one platform for spreading hate online and increasing levels of misinformation.

In 2022, X introduced the option for users to report misleading or incorrect information in the app, however, that option has since been removed. When choosing to report a post or page, a drop-down menu provides options to report spam, suicide or self-harm, misleading identities, sensitive material, and violent or hate speech, among others.

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“It helps to understand why Reuters Alice Dawkins, executive director of Reset.

Reset reported that X removed the “political” category last week from all jurisdictions except the European Union, where the Digital Services Act (DSA) prevents social networks from displaying false information on their platforms. The reset expressed concern that the company removed the option to report false election information just weeks before the country voted in a “major referendum” to add an Indigenous voice to Australia’s parliament, in an open letter to managing director Angus Keene from Australia and New Zealand and former. sales director of X.

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