Days after vowing to regain “people’s trust”, Elon Musk announced that the number of impressions of hate speech on Twitter has dropped by a third from the level before the spike. Cheers to the Twitter team, the new owner of the social media giant tweeted an image showing a reduction in hate speech on the platform.
Hate speech impressions are down by a third from their pre-spike levels. Congratulations Twitter team! pic.twitter.com/5BWaQoIlip
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 24, 2022
“It’s helpful to reduce the maximum number of tweets allowed per day to a lower number than a speed typist on meth can do,” said Elon Musk, adding that he is “absolutely ignore the 1500 accounts that caused the spike,” he would counter.
Musk announced this month that Twitter’s new policy is “freedom of speech, but not freedom of access,” adding that Twitter will turn off monetization and not promote tweets that contain language. hate speech or other “negative” content.
A wave of racist criticisms and memes has spread on the platform following the billionaire’s acquisition of Twitter, which prompted the creation of a “content moderation committee,” an apparent effort. Musk’s commitment to uphold the trust of advertisers.
I assume the “hate speech” metric is a measure of how often racial slurs or certain bigotry phrases are used?
– John Willow (@JohnathonWillow) November 24, 2022
On the other hand, Musk has also reinstated a number of controversial accounts that have been previously banned or suspended, including Donald Trump and Kanye West, both of which have been banned for hate speech.
Don’t kill what you hate
Save what you love
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 20, 2022
The flood of hate speech following Musk’s takeover has put considerable pressure on his promises to not only restore people’s ability to speak freely, but also manage the platform’s consent to to advertisers, to whom he pledged in a letter that Twitter would not turn into a “free-for-all hell scene” under his leadership, Bloomberg reported.
However, not all are convinced by Musk’s promises. Yesterday, Volkswagen brands suspended all paid activities on Twitter until further notice.
Earlier this month, Volkswagen, which owns Audi along with VW, Seat, Cupra, Lamborghini, Bentley, Ducati and Porsche, said it was recommending brands to pause paid advertising on Twitter until further notice. new after Elon Musk took over the platform.
In response to a question asked how he would define hate speech on the platform, Musk said: “This is simply based on the same list of terms that Twitter has been using for some time. , so ceteris paribus.”
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