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Antisemitic Campaign Tries to Capitalize on Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover

posted on November 1, 2022

Stuart A. Thomson of The New York Times reports, “A coordinated campaign to spread antisemitic memes and images on Twitter resulted in more than 1,200 tweets and retweets featuring the offensive content, according to an analysis by the Anti-Defamation League.” The campaign came in the wake of Elon Musk’s takeover of the platform just hours earlier. Musk has promised looser content restrictions on Twitter to promote free speech. Oren Segal, the vice president of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, said in an email, “We hope Musk will take the necessary technical and policy measures to assure Twitter does not become a hellscape and haven for antisemitism, extremism and hate.”

Read at The New York Times