Elon Musk ‘orders Twitter to remove suicide prevention feature’

New owner sought removal of ThereIsHelp feature that appeared at top of certain searches 

According to two people familiar with the matter, who said it was ordered by new owner Elon Musk.

The removal of the feature, known as ThereIsHelp, has not been previously reported.  

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Even as researchers and civil rights groups have tracked an increase in tweets with racial slurs and other hateful content.

Twitter and Musk did not respond to requests for comment on the removal of the feature. 

Aids United said a webpage that the Twitter feature linked to attracted about 70 views a day until 18 December. Since then, it has drawn 14 views in total.

Damar Juniarto, executive director at Twitter partner Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network 

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