French President Emmanuel Macron announced the launch of Children Online Protection Laboratory, an initiative to shield minors from harmful internet content.

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday asked new Twitter Inc. owner Elon Musk a question as he invited countries and firms to sign up for Children Online Protection Laboratory

Macron, in a series of tweets, stressed the need to be more efficient in taking down harmful internet content to protect children.

“To protect our children on the Internet, we need to better verify user age, better detect and stop sexual predators, and better identify and address bullying." he said

"We need to be more efficient in taking down content,” “Will the bird protect our children?” In another tweet, the French president waved at Elon Musk and asked.

The Children Online Protection Laboratory will explore, promote, develop and evaluate solutions aimed at improving the safety of minors in the digital environment.

“Will the bird protect our children?”, in an apparent query about Twitter’s willingness to join the initiative. To this, Musk said, “Absolument”

“France, Estonia, New Zealand, Amazon, Dailymotion, Meta, Microsoft, Alphabet, Snap, TikTok and Qwant have signed up. All those who are willing should join us!” Macron said