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Jumping into hate speech on Twitter is unprecedented, researchers say

Researchers have found that the increase in hate speech on Twitter under new owner Elon Musk has never been greater on the social media platform.

The ugly and threatening speech soared as Musk allowed extremists back on Twitter while reducing content moderation and oversight.

Before Musk bought the company, slurs against black Americans appeared on Twitter an average of 1,282 times a day. After it was purchased by Musk, insults tripled that figure, or 3,876 times a day, according to a study released Friday by the London-based Center for Countering Digital Hate, the Anti-Defamation League and other groups that monitor online platforms. .

Insults against gay people appeared on Twitter an average of 2,506 times a day before Musk took over. Thereafter, they increased to 3,964 times per day, according to the data, The New York Times reported.

Anti-Semitic posts soared more than 61% in the two weeks after Musk acquired the site, the researchers found. Not only has there been an increase in content attacking Jews and Judaism on Twitter, but a marked decrease in the moderation of anti-Semitic posts, the ADL noted.

Last month, Musk cleared Twitter tweets from Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, whose account was restricted in October due to anti-Semitic posts. Musk locked Ye’s account again on Thursday after posting an image of a swastika intertwined with a Star of David.

It was unclear whether the anti-Semitic rapper’s exile is permanent, even after he announced on the Alex Jones podcast on Thursday that he “loves Hitler” and “loves Nazis”.

Musk on Thursday night brought America’s most notorious neo-Nazi back to Twitter after being blocked for nearly a decade. Andrew Anglin was the founder of The Daily Stormer, an influential neo-Nazi website named after a Nazi propaganda newspaper. His anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and racist hate speech were deemed so dangerous that courts ordered him to pay millions of dollars to his victims.

Anglin – who said in 2018 that he “hates women” and thinks they “deserve to be beaten, raped and locked in cages” – promised in a statement to abide by all Twitter rules, even though they are not very clear.

Musk’s Twitter recommendations urged users on Friday to follow Anglin.

Researchers find the dramatic changes on Twitter alarming, as they enable and encourage extremists to show their hatred.

“Elon Musk sent the Bat Signal to all types of racists, misogynists and homophobes that Twitter was open for business,” Imran Ahmed, founder and CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate, told The Times. “They reacted accordingly.”

A “safe space for hate is a hostile environment for most honest people,” he added. “Who would want to sit in a cafe or pub where the lunatics are screaming swear words and bigotry, let alone have the nerve to pretend this was an essential democratic debate?”

Musk insisted hate speech was down from its peak when he took over, but said did not provide any data to support this statement. He replied on Twitter that the new search results were “completely wrong” but again failed to provide specific figures.

Ahmed said Musk was “cheating users and advertisers”, and he called on advertisers to “stop their marketing dollars allowing the spread of deadly hate”.



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