After a social media analysis group revealed that the usage of the N-word slur elevated by almost 500 per cent on Twitter after Elon Musk‘s takeover, the self-proclaimed ‘free speech absolutist’ on Sunday replied that Twitter has taken motion on these trolling accounts.
The Community Contagion Analysis Institute (NCRI) informed The Washington Submit that use of the N-word on Twitter elevated by almost 500 per cent within the 12 hours instantly after Musk‘s deal was finalised final week.
“I do not know Elon Musk and, tbh, I might care much less who owns twitter. However I’ll say that if that is true, I hope he and his individuals take this very critically as a result of that is scary AF. So many rattling unfit individuals saying hate speech is free speech,” tweeted James who performs for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Yoel Roth, who’s Head of Security and Integrity at Twitter, stated that over the past 48 hours, “we have seen a small variety of accounts put up a ton of Tweets that embrace slurs and different derogatory phrases”.
“To provide you a way of scale: Greater than 50,000 Tweets repeatedly utilizing a specific slur got here from simply 300 accounts,” tweeted Roth.
Musk on Sunday directed James to learn the reply by Roth on Twitter.
“Practically all of those accounts are inauthentic. We have taken motion to ban the customers concerned on this trolling marketing campaign — and are going to proceed working to deal with this within the days to come back to make Twitter protected and welcoming for everybody,” defined Roth.
He additional stated that Twitter’s insurance policies have not modified.
“Hateful conduct has no place right here. And we’re taking steps to place a cease to an organised effort to make individuals suppose now we have,” he posted.