Countering the rise in hate tweets after Twitter Elon Musk officially acquired the company on Friday. Joel Roth, Head of the Forum for Security and Integrity, said on twitter That the company is taking action against an “organised effort” to spread hate speech on the platform.
According to Roth, a “small number” of accounts posted tweets containing “abusive and other abusive terms” in the past two days, with the goal of tricking users into thinking Twitter’s policies around content moderation had changed. Roth says only 300 accounts sent more than 50,000 tweets using a “special slur,” and that nearly all accounts are unauthenticated.
Similarly, the Network Contagion Research Institute posted a tweet The N-word usage on Twitter increased nearly 500 percent compared to the previous average, showing on Friday that a recent post on 4chan “encourages users to escalate abusive slurs.” Twitter has already banned some users involved in the campaign and is ramping up efforts to combat hate speech on the platform.
Although Musk said that he hasn’t changed As for Twitter’s policies so far, some users are under the impression that the platform’s content moderation rules will become more liberal with Musk’s. Musk previously described himself as a “free speech absolutist”. Says he wants to make Twitter a “free speech platform”. This has raised concerns about how Twitter plans to tackle hate speech and misinformation, which some users have already begun to spew in an effort to test the limits of the platform’s rules.
Shortly after Musk acquired Twitter, associate press informed of An influx of conservative personalities and far-right users tweeted controversial conspiracy theories and discussions such as “Ivermectin” or “Trump won”. Meanwhile, conservative Twitter accounts belonging to people like conservative media personality Candace Owens, and Kari Lake, the Republican candidate in Arizona’s gubernatorial race, saw an unusual increase in followers, according to new York Times,
“Twitter’s policies haven’t changed,” Roth says. “Hateful conduct has no place here… We have taken action to ban users involved in this trolling campaign – and work to address this in the days ahead to keep Twitter safe and welcoming to all.” will continue.”
Still, there may be good reason for both advertisers and users to be concerned. Musk tweeted about an unfounded conspiracy theory on Sunday attack on paul pelosic, husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. musk Tweet now deleted Linked to a false story from an outlet known for spreading misinformation, and stated “this story has far less potential than meets the eye.”