Ever since the acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk, the microblogging site has been surrounded by controversies.
According to an article published by GuardianThe social media giant – with some 396.5 million users worldwide – has failed to crack down on hate speech on its platform, particularly speech inciting anti-Semitism and racism.
however, Twitter has dismissed these claims as “grossly misleading” and denied the story highlighting its challenges in addressing hate tweets.
In the wake of the British outlet’s story, the Musk-owned company now finds itself under scrutiny and potentially facing a legal challenge due to its alleged failure to remove such content as reported by users.
by article Guardian It is highlighted that the matter was brought to the fore by researchers from the European Union of Jewish Students EUJS and HateAid, a German organization that campaigns for human rights in the digital sphere.
Despite alerts about “six anti-Semitic or otherwise racist tweets in January this year”, the California-based platform did not remove them, going against its own moderation policy.
The outlet noted in its story, “Four tweets denied the genocide in clear terms, one said ‘blacks should be gassed and sent to Mars with Space X’, while a sixth criticized the spread of Covid-19.” compared vaccination programs to the mass extermination in Nazi death camps.” ,
It said the tweets were reported in January, but owned by musk The app ruled against tweets that violate its guidelines, according to legal action cited by the British publication.
Twitter, on the other hand, said that the “alleged ‘landmark’ lawsuit pertains to six Tweets, and action was taken on all of those Tweets” and shared how its platform is working to resolve the specific case.
The tech giant claimed that its systems “automatically detected” that all six tweets were “either toxic or abusive” and focused on violations of its terms of service.
“Twitter immediately restricted access to all six tweets (less than 100 impressions per tweet),” the platform noted in a tweet.
It states that no person reported any of the tweets Twitter Under its German legal compliance option.
“After the lawsuit was filed, four tweets were blocked in Germany and two were removed for violating its terms of service,” the Musk-owned platform said, launching a compliance review.
Twitter also lashed out Guardian To cite two misleading “reports”.
“A report claims that tweets containing anti-Semitic slurs have been on the rise on Twitter since the acquisition. The truth is that user impressions containing anti-Semitic slurs, both overall and per tweet, have increased since Twitter’s acquisition. There has been a reduction in the number of Aadhaar,” it clarified.
According to Twitter, another report claimed that the application failed to take action on 99% of the hateful content posted by Twitter Blue subscribers.
It added, “This statistic is grossly incorrect and Twitter makes moderation decisions regardless of a user’s Twitter Blue status.”