Elon Musk Threatens To Sue A Non-Profit That Tracks Hate Speech On Twitter

Twitter has become a cesspool of hate speech. And you know that the fact that groups tracking this must bother Elon Musk to no end. Which is why he’s reacting like a two year old and is now serving up threats to sue a specific non-profit for tracking hate speech on Twitter:

X Corp., the parent company of the social media company, sent a letter on July 20 to the Center for Countering Digital Hate, a nonprofit that conducts research on social media, accusing the organization of making “a series of troubling and baseless claims that appear calculated to harm Twitter generally, and its digital advertising business specifically” and threatening to sue.

The letter cited research published by the Center for Countering Digital Hate in June examining hate speech on Twitter, which Mr. Musk has renamed X.com. The research consisted of eight papers, including one that found that Twitter had taken no action against 99 percent of the 100 Twitter Blue accounts the center reported for “tweeting hate.” The letter called the research “false, misleading or both” and said the organization had used improper methodology.

The letter added that the center was funded by Twitter’s competitors or foreign governments “in support of an ulterior agenda.”

What this is really about is that Elon has been called out in public for not only having hate speech on Twitter, but doing nothing to stop it. What Elon really needs to do is to change course on that. But he’s not going to do that as he’s fine with hate speech being on Twitter. And I suspect that he’s not actually going to sue as he has a track record of threatening to sue, but not actually doing so. Thus Elon can be as mad as he wants. His latest outburst is not going to change the fact that Twitter is a cesspool of hate under the watch of Elon Musk.

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