Media outlets lament Musk reinstating banned Twitter accounts: 'Superspreaders of hate'
Added 11-25-22 12:43:02pm EST - “Several major news outlets reported that Musk's decision to reinstate banned Twitter accounts will lead to a "rise in harassment" and "hate speech" on the platform.” - Foxnews.com
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Washington Post tech and online culture reporter Taylor Lorenz skewered Elon Musk’s management of Twitter, calling "disaster" during a recent interview on BBC World News.
The news that Elon Musk would reinstate banned Twitter accounts that had not broken the law or shared torrents of spam on Twitter alarmed several mainstream outlets which reported on how harmful the move would be to society.
Axios, The Washington Post, and the Associated Press reported that Musk granting "amnesty" for these Twitter accounts will "spur a rise in harassment" and "hate speech" on the platform and noted that the Twitter poll Musk used to justify his decision might have been manipulated, leading to an unfair result.
On Thursday, Musk announced that he would respect the results of his recent public Twitter poll, stating, "The people have spoken. Amnesty begins next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei."
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