Kanye West’s antisemitic ‘Death Con 3’ tweet nearly doubled follower count growth rate new research shows

The rate of growth of U.S. rapper Kanye West’s follower count on Twitter nearly doubled after his threat last month to go “death con 3” on Jews, according to a new analysis conducted by the National Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) in partnership with the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM).

The study looked at what it called the “Antisemitism Attention Economy” and found that recent controversial social media posts by West, also known as “Ye,” and NBA basketball star Kyrie Irving metastasized populist Jew-hatred across the ideological spectrum, from white supremacists to Black Hebrew Israelites.

The NCRI/CAM put up a very insightful Twitter thread on this which I have reprinted below:

This is horrifying. And this should serve as a massive wake up call for people on social media as well as social media platforms to silence people like Kanye West and Kyrie Irving. But as we’ve seen lately from Twitter and its leader Elon Musk, there’s zero desire from Musk to get rid of these people to stop them from amplifying racist and anti-semitic messages. Thus I am very concerned that we will see an increase in this sort of thing which is good for nobody.

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