CCDH says X failed to act on 86% of hate speech posts, says report; Elon Musk calls it "psy ops"

A report regarding X (formerly Twitter) says the company did not take any action against most hate speech posts. Know how X reacted.

| Updated on: Sep 14 2023, 15:04 IST
5 Tech Titans who reacted to Twitter-killer Threads - Jack Dorsey to Elon Musk, check it out
image caption
1/7 On their part, Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram, posted this note on the Threads app, “Here we go. We have lots of work to do, but we’re looking to build an open, civil place for people to have conversations.” (REUTERS)
2/7 At the same time, Meta Platforms CEO, Mark Zuckerberg said, "Our vision is to take the best parts of Instagram and create a new experience for text, ideas, and discussing what's on your mind.” (AP)
3/7 Elon Musk - While Musk did not directly talk about the Threads app, the Twitter chief took a dig at Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s comment about how Twitter runs, saying, “It is infinitely preferable to be attacked by strangers on Twitter than indulge in the false happiness of hide-the-pain Instagram.” Musk also responded to a meme with a laughing emoji on Twitter which showed a keyboard with copy-and-paste buttons, implying that Threads was just a copycat of Twitter. (REUTERS)
4/7 Jack Dorsey - The former Twitter CEO and current co-founder of Bluesky Social mocked the similar interface of several Twitter alternatives in a tweet. He wrote, “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 7 Twitter clones.” (REUTERS)
5/7 Bill Gates - Announcing his arrival on the new microblogging platform, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates wrote on Threads, “I’m excited to jump into @threadsapp,” while also sharing a GIF of him jumping over a chair. (REUTERS)
image caption
6/7 Carl Pei - Nothing co-founder and CEO Carl Pei has also joined Threads. In his first post, he wrote, “I don’t know if Threads is going to make it or not, but at least it has closed the door for Bluesky.” (Bloomberg)
image caption
7/7 M.G. Siegler - In a tweet, M.G. Siegler, general partner at Google Ventures wrote about Threads, “Sort of strange that Instagram is about to launch Threads to try to eat Twitter just as Retro is starting to eat Instagram Stories…” (Google Ventures)
icon View all Images
X reacted to the report by saying, “We will continue to protect free expression and simultaneously keep our platform safe for users." (Bloomberg)

The social media platform X owned by billionaire Elon Musk, has again made the headlines for the wrong reasons - this time for not taking corrective action against hateful posts present on the app. Experts revealed about 300 hate speech posts that violated the company's content policy, but X took no action against them. It was reported that X had previously sued the organization called Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) for sharing misinformation.

About the report shared by CCDH

According to the report shared by CCDH, X did not take any action on 86% of 300 hate speech posts present on the app. Research claims that many of these shared posts rejected that the Holocaust event ever took place, they celebrate Nazi ideals, antisemitism, and express support for white ideologies.

The report clearly said, “One week after reporting, researchers found that X had continued to host 86.33% (259) of the 300 posts and 90.00% (90) of the 100 accounts remained active One week after reporting, researchers found that X had continued to host 86.33% (259) of the 300 posts and 90.00% (90) of the 100 accounts remained active.”

In their findings, researchers also highlighted 140 of the shared posts are identified as either supporting anti-Semitic ideas or referencing Jewish individuals who claim to be in charge of the world.

Earlier the CCDH also reported to the company about such posts, but action was not taken according to them, whereas, the posts completely violated the X content policy and encouraged racism, Nazism, and more.

Elon Musk had earlier reacted by saying, “CCDH is bronze tier psy ops” in an X post. Regarding the document, Twitter safety also released a statement on the platform, saying they receive thousands and millions of posts per day and they remove or restrict the posts which violate their policies. Twitter also says the CCDH has false claims and that they are misrepresenting the posts. Twitter clearly mentioned that they believe in free speech.

Follow HT Tech for the latest tech news and reviews , also keep up with us on Whatsapp channel,Twitter, Facebook, Google News, and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

First Published Date: 14 Sep, 15:04 IST