Musk’s X aims to hire 100 content moderators in Austin by end of year

Jan 29, 2024 | Political News

Social media company X is in the process of hiring 100 content moderators for a new office in Austin, Texas that will focus on fighting child abuse content, a goal it hopes to complete by the end of the year, an X executive said on Saturday.

The Elon Musk-owned company announced the new “Trust and Safety center of excellence” ahead of a U.S. Senate hearing on Jan. 31 about online child sexual exploitation. X Chief Executive Linda Yaccarino is scheduled to testify, along with the CEOs of Meta Platforms (META.O), Snap (SNAP.N) TikTok and Discord.

“The team is currently being built,” said Joe Benarroch, X’s head of business operations, referring to the Austin office, adding the goal to fill the positions by the end of the year is dependent on finding the right talent.