Musk threatens to sue researchers who documented the rise in hateful tweets
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) – A nonprofit organization that researches links between social media, hate and extremism has been threatened with a lawsuit by X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.
An attorney for the platform recently wrote to the Center for Countering Digital Hate accusing the group of trying to hurt the site’s advertising. The center has published numerous research reports documenting an increase in hate speech on the platform since it was purchased last year by Elon Musk.
The center says Musk is trying to silence his critics, despite his claims to support free speech.
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7/31/2023 4:35:24 PM (GMT -5:00)