January 30, 2024Anmol Nagpal

Elon Musk's X lifts ban on 'Taylor Swift' searches

Social media platform X has reinstated searches for American singer Taylor Swift.

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A temporary ban was imposed in response to the dissemination of fabricated sexually explicit imagery featuring the pop singer across its platform last week.

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The decision to reactivate searches for Swift was announced Monday evening by Joe Benarroch, head of business operations at X.

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"We will continue to be vigilant for any attempt to spread this content and will remove it if we find it," stated Benarroch.

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Previously, attempts to search for Taylor Swift on the platform were met with an error message, "Something went wrong. Try reloading."

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The enforcement of the temporary ban followed the circulation of manipulated images portraying Swift in a false and explicit light, prompting swift action from the social media giant.

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One such image, reportedly viewed a staggering 47 million times before the associated account was suspended, underscored the urgency of the situation.

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White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters during a press briefing, "This is very alarming. And so, we're going to do what we can to deal with this issue.”

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