Bloomberg Law
Nov. 29, 2022, 12:54 PM

Musk’s Cuts Decimated Twitter Team Tackling Child Sexual Abuse

Olivia Solon
Jillian Deutsch
Jillian Deutsch
Bloomberg News

Elon Musk has dramatically reduced the size of the Twitter Inc. team devoted to tackling child sexual exploitation on the platform, cutting the global team of experts in half and leaving behind an overwhelmed skeleton crew, people familiar with the matter said.

The team now has fewer than 10 specialists to review and escalate reports of child sexual exploitation, three people familiar with the matter said, asking not to be identified for fear of retaliation. At the beginning of the year, Twitter had a team of about 20, they said.

It comes as lawmakers in the European Union and the ...