Hate Speech's Rise on Twitter Under Elon Musk Is Unprecedented, Researchers Find

Sheera Frenkel writes about misinformation and social media platforms. Kate Conger reports on Twitter and Elon Musk.
Before Elon Musk bought Twitter, slurs against Black Americans showed up on the social media service an average of 1,282 times a day. After the billionaire became Twitter’s owner, they jumped to 3,876 times a day.
Slurs against gay men appeared on Twitter 2,506 times a day on average before Mr. Musk took over. Afterward, their use rose to 3,964 times a day.
And antisemitic […]
Hate Speech's Rise on Twitter Under Elon Musk Is Unprecedented, Researchers Find

Elon Musk Hopes to Test a Brain Implant in Humans Next Year – The New York Times

The tech multibillionaire said his company, Neuralink, was seeking government approval to test his device in people, and predicted it could happen in six months. Others have been conducting similar tests for years, but no device has been marketed commercially.
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In a presentation showcasing the Neuralink implant that Elon Musk hopes will someday connect the human brain to a computer, two monkeys were […]
Elon Musk Hopes to Test a Brain Implant in Humans Next Year – The New York Times

Elon Musk Is Finding Out That Free Speech Isn't Rocket Science – The New York Times

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“This is a battle for the future of civilization. If free speech is lost even in America, tyranny is all that lies ahead.”
So says Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of Twitter, which remains, for now, the go-to place for political obsessives to argue over polarizing topics like gender therapy, school vouchers and Covid-19 policy. Musk has indicated that he wants to relax the platform’s rules […]
Elon Musk Is Finding Out That Free Speech Isn't Rocket Science – The New York Times

Elon Musk Takes on Apple and Its App Store – The New York Times

The Twitter owner’s latest fight is a big one: the market dominance of Apple’s App Store.
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By Andrew Ross Sorkin, Ravi Mattu, Bernhard Warner, Sarah Kessler, Stephen Gandel, Michael J. de la Merced, Lauren Hirsch and Ephrat Livni
Elon Musk has been unafraid of picking fights, whether with prominent politicians, political whistle-blowers or his own employees. But in taking on Apple on Monday, […]
Elon Musk Takes on Apple and Its App Store – The New York Times