Elon Musk never seems to run out of things to tweet about. Since he took over the company, the billionaire has tweeted about a drop in hate speech impressions.
In comparison to the initial rise earlier this month, hate speech impressions on Twitter, according to Musk, have dropped by a third. The rise was particularly noticeable when Musk seized control of Twitter. There was an upsurge in tweets that contained foul language and racial insults.
According to a report by the Independent, Musk has instituted a “freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach” policy that prioritises limiting hate speech on the network. According to this, Musk promises to grant users the freedom to publish on Twitter; however, if the tweets contain offensive language or other damaging material, fewer users will be exposed to them, effectively resulting in fewer impressions on the tweet. The owner of Twitter also claimed that 1,500 accounts were to blame for the initial increase and that by limiting the post’s reach, the number of impressions of hate speech was decreased.
An investigation by the Center for Countering Digital Hate into the growth of hate speech on Twitter revealed that there was a dramatic jump in inflammatory content and racial epithets at the start of November. Contrary to what the media claimed, Musk asserted that hate speech had decreased below historical standards.