Hate Speech Against African Americans Up 10,000% On Twitter

  

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Via:  gregtx  •  one month ago  •  23 comments

Hate Speech Against African Americans Up 10,000% On Twitter
WORLD — Several watchdog groups have sounded the alarm over a concerning rise in hate speech on Twitter since Elon Musk took ownership of the platform. They say African Americans are being particularly targeted, as hate speech against them has risen over 10,000%.

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WORLD — Several watchdog groups have sounded the alarm over a concerning rise in hate speech on Twitter since Elon Musk took ownership of the platform. They say African Americans are being particularly targeted, as  speech against them has risen over 10,000%.

"This is concerning," said researcher Merv Blubshank of the Center for Countering Mean People Being Hateful on the Internet. "Even more concerning is the fact that almost all the violent hate is being directed at one African American man in particular."

Several hateful messages noted by the organization include such as: "Go back to where you came from Elon Musk!", "I hope Elon Musk dies in a fire!" and "ELON MUSK! REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!".

"We're concerned that African Americans will no longer feel safe online," said Blubshank. "This rampant hatred must end!"At publishing time, the organization also noted a worrisome rise in anti-FBI hate speech on Twitter as well.


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GregTx
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1  seeder  GregTx    one month ago

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JohnRussell
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2  JohnRussell    one month ago

Sorry,you have to be black to be an African American.

 
 
 
GregTx
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2.1  seeder  GregTx  replied to  JohnRussell @2    one month ago

Why?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  GregTx @2.1    one month ago

Because those are the people who the term applies to. Duh ? 

 
 
 
GregTx
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2.1.2  seeder  GregTx  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.1    one month ago

Ahhh, so it's inherently racist. Right?

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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3  Mark in Wyoming     one month ago

384

 i suspect a lot of people are looking like this after that statement , hide their pillows , it could get rough .

 
 
 
independent Liberal
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4  independent Liberal    one month ago

I'm on Twitter and I simply haven't seen much of a change. It is more than likely a wishful statistic as the only one that could accurately provide this date would be Twitter and there hasn't actually been any change on their hate speech policy.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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5  Mark in Wyoming     one month ago

can you imagine the heads exploding if musk changes his profile to say he is a white  african- american ? he was born in africa which makes him african by birth , and if he has been naturalized , he is also american ....

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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5.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @5    one month ago

my arent you clever

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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5.1.1  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  JohnRussell @5.1    one month ago

clever ? no. 

i think it would be funny as hell, just a little common sense and how it is applied in a simplified manner totally shoots down your assertion and premise .

 now that i think IS funny . or at least waiting for you to defend it is .

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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5.1.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @5.1.1    one month ago

it doesnt shoot down shit

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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5.1.3  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.2    one month ago

only to those whose heads are full of ....

look at it this way , now there is just one more minute division within the division to be exploited ...

 reminds me of that origional star trek episode , the one where an alien race had a face half black and half white , the the discrimination was based on which side of the face was what color .

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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5.1.4  JohnRussell  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @5.1.1    one month ago

Definition of African American noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

African American

 noun
 
 
a person from America who is a member of a race of people who have dark skin, originally from Africa
 
 
 
JohnRussell
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5.1.5  JohnRussell  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @5.1.3    one month ago

I dont know what you are talking about, or care

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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5.1.6  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.4    one month ago

oh fully agree thats the ACCEPTED definition and thats usually the case and is usually true  , but there seems to be exceptions to any steadfast rule , such as i pointed out  above .

 
 
 
GregTx
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5.1.7  seeder  GregTx  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.4    one month ago
a person from America who is a member of a race of people who have dark skin, originally from Africa

Yeah, racist....

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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5.1.8  JohnRussell  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @5.1.6    one month ago

if YOU want to call Elon Musk an African American , knock yourself out. 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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5.1.9  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.4    one month ago

Seems like this definition doesn’t allow for self-identification.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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5.1.10  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.5    one month ago

Must care a little bit  or you wouldnt respond , im confident you will figure it out  though , then you will know .

 
 
 
independent Liberal
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5.1.11  independent Liberal  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @5.1.1    one month ago

It's extremely funny however the village idiots that finally found a tool to hide their stupidity by decrying racism don't think so. Imagine that?

What are these misfortunate intellectual midgets going to do when decrying racism loses it's reaction?

Keep in mind most of them dislike Elon Musk without really understanding the man, he is no conservatives but they don't want to be unfriended by the horde of Morons. He has a plan to go to the moon, and their plans involve virtue signaling so they don't lose friends. People are incredibly lonely and sad creatures in this country.

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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5.1.12  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  independent Liberal @5.1.11    one month ago
He has a plan to go to the moon

here i thought it was Mars.  the moons already been done , no free cheese there .

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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5.1.13  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.8    one month ago

well, bless your heart .....

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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5.1.15  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  independent Liberal @5.1.11    one month ago
What are these misfortunate intellectual midgets going to do when decrying racism loses it's reaction?

 calling someone a racist lost its power years ago, now its just blamed on MAGA as a catch all. 

want to really have fun with those that try and call people racists is just return the favor and point out just how racist what they say is , they of course deny it , which is to be expected , but in reality it simply diminishes whatever they say . besides most people that cry racist , have shown that they themselves harbor some of the self same thinkings they decry . but they cant be racists .

besides one can not call someone out individually here on this site as a racist , its against the rules . but as they say , if the shoe fits...lace that bitch up buttercup. some of our "older " participants likely have velcro instead of laces though . ( ZIIIIP)

 
 

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