Musk Fires Back At Schiff Over Hate Speech On Twitter

  • Since the Telsa and SpaceX boss completed his $44 billion purchase of Twitter in late October, Musk has pledged negative and hate tweets would be “max deboosted & demonetized.”
  • He claimed on November 23 that hate speech impressions were down by a third from “pre-spike levels,” but groups that study online platforms claim there has been a spike in slurs against marginalized groups in recent weeks.
  • In a letter to Musk, dated Thursday, Schiff and Takano cited the findings by the Center for Countering Digital Hate, a nonprofit operation, and asked four questions about specific measures Twitter is taking to fight hate speech.
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