Apr 13, 2023

Twitter and hate speech: What's the evidence?

Among the topics discussed during Elon Musk's interview with the BBC was the prevalence of hate speech and misinformation on the platform. There are both in-depth studies and anecdotal evidence that suggest hate speech has been growing under Mr Musk's tenure. The BBC analysed over 1,100 previously banned Twitter accounts that were reinstated under Mr Musk. Critics have pointed out that Mr Musk's own definition of hate speech isn't clear. Mr Musk said his efforts to delete bots - automated accounts - has decreased misinformation on Twitter since his takeover.

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