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X is criticized for hosting 86 percent of reported hate speech posts spark debate

<p>The Center for Countering internet Hate (CCDH), a group devoted to battling online prejudice, has made a shocking discovery that has shocked the whole internet environment. This month, they issued a devastating study. The research claims that of 300 postings flagged for hate speech, X (formerly known as Twitter) has let an astounding 86% to stay online.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-191715″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-x-is-criticized-for-hosting-86-percent-of-reported-hate-speech-posts-spark-debate–750×500.jpg” alt=”theindiaprint.com x is criticized for hosting 86 percent of reported hate speech posts spark debate” width=”1395″ height=”930″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-x-is-criticized-for-hosting-86-percent-of-reported-hate-speech-posts-spark-debate–750×500.jpg 750w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-x-is-criticized-for-hosting-86-percent-of-reported-hate-speech-posts-spark-debate–768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-x-is-criticized-for-hosting-86-percent-of-reported-hate-speech-posts-spark-debate–150×100.jpg 150w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-x-is-criticized-for-hosting-86-percent-of-reported-hate-speech-posts-spark-debate-.jpg 770w” sizes=”(max-width: 1395px) 100vw, 1395px” title=”X is criticized for hosting 86 percent of reported hate speech posts spark debate 3″></p>
<p>These inflammatory tweets spread hateful beliefs including antisemitism, racism, neo-Nazism, and white supremacy and come from 100 X accounts. Surprisingly, according to CCDH, 259 of these abusive postings and 90 of the 100 accounts who shared them were still active a week after the original reporting between August and September of this year.</p>
<p>CCDH presented graphic photos showing the recurrence of these hateful postings, often set against commercials from well-known brands like Apple, to highlight how concerning this finding is.</p>
<p>The platform’s specific standards against hateful material are flagrantly violated by X’s choice to continue hosting these postings even after they were reported. Such regulations categorically forbid the use of dehumanizing language, the use of racial epithets, and the exhibition of offensive symbols like the Nazi insignia, said the group.</p>
<p>However, it is important to remember that X had previously disputed the study’s methods and publicly complained that CCDH had withheld its results before publication.</p>
<p>The claims were emphatically rejected as “misleading” in a statement issued by X’s official Safety team last Friday, which also vehemently defended its content filtering procedures.</p>
<p>X reported that each of the problematic postings had received an average of 168 views from 84 different people. Additionally, the platform said that because X was not given the chance to rectify the problem prior to it being public, the publishing of the report had resulted in a regretful 10% increase in the reach of these postings.</p>
<p>X made a point of reiterating its dedication to fixing this problem and stressing that it was open to working with businesses looking to improve its content filtering strategy.</p>
<p>In an unexpected turn of events, Elon Musk, the owner of X and a well-known supporter of free speech absolutism, explicitly threatened legal action against CCDH for its activities. Musk even said he wanted to sue the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a group that works to defend Jewish rights, on the grounds that the ADL had put unfair pressure on advertisers and lowered the value of X as a result. Notably, Musk did not provide any hard data to support his assertions that there was a link between ADL and the value decline of X.</p>
<p>Imran Ahmed, the founder and CEO of CCDH, responded to these events by calling X’s response “outrageous” and stressing that researchers had in fact used X’s own reporting tools to identify the offensive material.</p>
<p>Ahmed responded with a post on X, saying “In light of this, there is no basis for complaints that we failed to notify you in advance.” Responsible parties acknowledge their responsibility.</p>
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