How Twitter and Elon Musk can prevent racist ‘raids’ on the social network
- A new study from the nonprofit Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) said Twitter should have expected the huge spike in hate speech that occurred as Tesla CEO Elon Musk took over.
- NCRI used anomaly detection technology to identify a surge in mentions of a racist slur, in tandem with mentions of Twitter, on 4Chan the day before Musk took over at Twitter, signaling that a raid was imminent.
- Twitter’s response to the deluge of hate speech last week was stronger than its response to a similar event in April this year, NCRI found. In the recent raid nearly half of the accounts posting hate speech were suspended, in the previous raid only 10% of those posting hate speech were suspended.