Twitter: racist insults explode since the takeover of Elon Musk

The billionaire has rehabilitated thousands of previously banned accounts on Twitter. According to a study noted by BFM TV, racism has exploded since then.





By The Point.fr

The American billionaire has rehabilitated 12,000 accounts, some of which had been suspended due to racist remarks. (illustrative picture)
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Lthe number of racist tweets has exploded since Elon Musk took over Twitter. A study published by the Center for countering digital hate, reported by BFM TV, estimates that homophobic insults have increased by 40%, racist insults by 200% and anti-Semitic insults by 60%.

The reason ? The American billionaire has rehabilitated 12,000 accounts, some of which had been suspended due to racist remarks. An additional 40,000 accounts are expected to be reactivated in the coming weeks.

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Returned white supremacists and conspirators

Among them, white supremacists were able to find the blue bird network, just as Andrew Anglin, a neo-Nazi, was banned in 2013. Just back on Twitter on Friday, he already announced his support for Kanye West, who wants to run for president in 2024 and who was suspended from the social network after showing his sympathy for the Nazis.

Conspiratorial accounts, especially about Covid-19, are also back. Among them the Project Veritas account, which is followed by more than a million people and which shares conspiracy videos. “We’re back for revenge,” he warned.

The most famous account to have been rehabilitated is that of former President Donald Trump, who, however, did not resume his tweets.


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