Twitter charity partners condemn Musk’s ‘dangerous’ changes

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    Due to recent policy changes, one of Twitter’s most significant charity partners says it is thinking about terminating its affiliation with the service.

    Elon Musk’s unexpected decision to restore former President Donald Trump’s account is described as “dangerous and inconsistent” by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

    Furthermore, it claims that allowing Kayne West to rejoin Twitter has “raised concerns.”

    One of Twitter’s most important advertising partners has voiced uncertainty about the sustainability of their partnership.

    However, the firm claims on its advertising page that it has “long-standing fruitful connections with significant human rights groups and organisations, including the NAACP, ADColor, and the Anti-Defamation League.” Twitter did not respond to requests for comment.

    According to ADL, Mr. Musk met with the civil rights organisation on November 1 to reassure them that nobody who had been barred would be allowed back in until he had established a clear, transparent procedure that took into account the opinions of civil society.

    On Saturday, Mr. Musk, who paid $44 billion for Twitter last month, asked Twitter users if they thought Donald Trump should be able to rejoin the platform.

    In 2021, Mr. Trump’s account was suspended due to the potential for inciting violence.

    4As and the Association of National Advertisers are Twitter’s other two advertising partners (ANA).

    According to the ANA, it doesn’t comment on particular business issues. According to 4As, it is keeping an eye on events and informing its members as necessary.

    ADL claims in its statement that Twitter’s abrupt reduction of staff has resulted in a decline in the platform’s moderating standards. According to the charity, “hatred and misinformation have spread.”

    The nonprofit claims that according to its research, Twitter now only responds to 30% of antisemitic tweets, down from 60%.

    The New York Times reported that Yoel Roth, the platform’s former head of trust and safety, said that after the takeover, moderation has generally remained the same or improved.

    Regarding his last few days at the firm, he noted that “Mr. Musk authorised my staff to proceed more aggressively to eliminate hate speech across the platform, banning more content, not less.”