The Twitter Files Revealed One Thing: Elon Musk Is Trapped | WIRED

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Moderating social media platforms is hard. Just ask the former Twitter employees whose decision to block a 2020 New York Post story about Joe Biden’s son Hunter was picked over yesterday in tweets from Substack writer Matt Taibbi.
Or ask Elon Musk, Twitter’s owner and self-declared Chief Twit, who hyped Taibbi’s tweets, which were littered with screenshots claiming to show internal company messages. Despite their […]
The Twitter Files Revealed One Thing: Elon Musk Is Trapped | WIRED

What About All the Other Nazis on Twitter, Elon?

Maybe Elon Musk isn’t the “free speech maximalist” he’s claimed to be. Maybe he’s worried that the perpetually cash-strapped Twitter could keep losing advertisers under his watch. Maybe the European Union’s threats got to him.
Whatever it actually was, something led Twitter’s new owner on Thursday evening to take an action so far unprecedented in his monthlong reign: booting off a prominent far-right figure he had welcomed back to the platform merely a couple of weeks ago.
Even by […]
What About All the Other Nazis on Twitter, Elon?

Elon Musk banned Kanye West on Twitter but unbans notorious neo-Nazi – SFGATE

Elon Musk, founder and chief engineer of SpaceX, speaks at the 2020 Satellite Conference and Exhibition March 9, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
Elon Musk’s laissez-faire approach to content moderation on Twitter appears to have finally hit a wall, with the high-profile banning of Ye (formerly Kanye West) for inciting violence on Twitter. The ban comes after Ye’s appearance on Infowars, in which he praised Adolf Hitler and spewed antisemitic conspiracy theories while wearing a black […]
Elon Musk banned Kanye West on Twitter but unbans notorious neo-Nazi – SFGATE

Hate speech dramatically surges on Twitter following Elon Musk takeover, new research shows

New Twitter owner Elon Musk declared last month that “hate speech impressions” had dramatically fallen on the platform since he took over.

It was a remarkable claim, given that Musk has executed mass layoffs and chased away hundreds of employees, draining the company of much-needed resources to enforce content moderation policies, which the billionaire has also publicly criticized.

Twitter must comply with Europe's platform rules, EU digital chief […]
Hate speech dramatically surges on Twitter following Elon Musk takeover, new research shows

“No One Is Going to Kill Twitter Except Elon”: As Musk's Blue Bird Reels, the Arms Race for …

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As much as her @’s could sometimes resemble a festering cesspool of death threats and rape jokes, Kathy Griffin really loved Twitter. It wasn’t just that she was able to amass an audience of more than 2 million followers, a boon to anyone who works in showbiz. Or that she could stay up-to-date on regional weather conditions while touring America’s comedy circuit. Or devour voter returns in real time while channeling her […]
“No One Is Going to Kill Twitter Except Elon”: As Musk's Blue Bird Reels, the Arms Race for …

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

Kanye West Starts War With Elon Musk, Gets Banned From Twitter – The Daily Beast

Kanye “Ye” West wasn’t happy with just one controversy in 24 hours—this time starting a battle with Twitter billionaire Elon Musk.
Just hours after Kanye “Ye” West appeared on Alex Jones’ conspiracy show to promote his favorable views on Hitler, the rapper declared war on Twitter billionaire Elon Musk—and ended up suspended from the platform indefinitely.
“I tried my best,” Musk tweeted. “Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will […]
Kanye West Starts War With Elon Musk, Gets Banned From Twitter – The Daily Beast

Elon Musk Reveals Twitter Will Soon Release a New Feature – Entrepreneur

The surprise announcement was a reply to a Twitter user who complained that nobody read his tweets.
Elon Musk continues to reach out directly to Twitter users to get feedback on his newly acquired platform.
In a tweet earlier today, the billionaire/Chief Twit turned his focus on lurkers who consume the content but don’t contribute. He politely encouraged these so-called ‘doom scrollers’ to get involved.
“I meet so many people who read twitter every day but almost never tweet,” he wrote. “If I […]
Elon Musk Reveals Twitter Will Soon Release a New Feature – Entrepreneur

Elon Musk's Twitter Antics Are Tarnishing Tesla – Just As Its EV Rivals Are Catching Up

Last year, Elon Musk was cracking jokes on Saturday Night Live. Now, he is the butt of them. In the past week, he’s been ridiculed on almost every major late-night show in the U.S. On a recent Sunday night, John Oliver devoted an entire segment to his evisceration.
“Elon Musk, a man who answers the question: What if Willy Wonka benefitted from apartheid?”
For years, Musk has acted out without consequence, seemingly immunized to public criticism by a vast safety blanket of obsequious […]
Elon Musk's Twitter Antics Are Tarnishing Tesla – Just As Its EV Rivals Are Catching Up

Twitter's 'War' With Apple Ends after Elon Musk Meets With Tim Cook – Entrepreneur

Musk tweeted that Cook “never considered” removing Twitter’s iOS app from its store.
Twitter and Apple aren’t going to war after all.
Elon Musk fired the first shots Monday, tweeting that Apple threatened to remove the Twitter app from the App Store and criticizing the Cupertino tech giant’s grip on the store. But Musk’s tone changed Wednesday. The Tesla billionaire tweeted that he met with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the company’s HQ and had a “good conversation.” Cook, according to Musk, “made it […]
Twitter's 'War' With Apple Ends after Elon Musk Meets With Tim Cook – Entrepreneur