Twitter Inc.‘s new chief Elon Musk congratulated the team on bringing the “hate speech impressions” down — but is there more to it than meets the eye?
What Happened: Musk shared a screengrab on Twitter, saying that hate speech impressions were significantly lower from pre-spike levels.
Tech tweeter Jane Manchun Wong, however, tweeted that though there’s a drop, “it’s back at the end.”
There was a bit of a drop but it’s back at the end
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) November 24, 2022
Another user refuted Musk’s statement by sharing a research report.
Independent, third-party studies using established definitions of hate speech stand in dispute of this. Here’s one released yesterday: ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ https://t.co/9dbdYfAbIn
— Lou Paskalis ï¿½ (@LouPas) November 24, 2022
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Why It’s Important: Musk’s tweet came just days after Meta Platforms Inc. (NASDAQ:META) released its latest Integrity and Transparency reports. Meta stated that hate speech content decreased considerably on Facebook and Instagram.
Earlier this month, Oreo cookie maker Mondelez International said after Musk’s takeover of Twitter, hate speech has increased on the platform.
In October, it was reported that the use of the N-word on the microblogging site increased by approximately 500 percent compared to the previous average.
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