UN experts criticized the large increase in the use of The “n” word is racism on Twitter after it was acquired by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, where they highlighted need for accountability on social media outlets over racism.
In the early days of Twitter acquisition, Network Infection Research Institute of Rutgers University highlighted that use of The “n” word is hateful and racist on Experts said the platform increased by about 500% over the 12-hour period compared to the previous average.
Although Twitter advised this was in place on phishing campaign And that there is no place for hate expression of hatred against people of People of African descent are deeply troubling and deserve an urgent, centered response on human rights.”
They said the UN High Commissioner for Volker Türk, Human Rights Watch, recently sent an open letter to Twitter CEO Musk, emphasizing that freedom of speech is not freedom. pass To spread harmful misinformation results in real-world Damage and damage.
“we call On Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, Tim Cook and CEOs of else social media Platforms to focus on human rights, racial justice, accountability, and corporate transparency social Responsibility and ethics in they business model said the experts.
October acquisition of Twitter
Musk has taken over Twitter on October 28, 2022.
They said that “hate speech” is an invitation of national, racial and religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination and violence as well as racism on social mediais not just a concern for Twitter but also else social media giants Like Meta.
While some claim not to allow Hate speech, experts said there is a gap between the company’s commitment to its policies and implementation on social media websites.
“This is particularly notable in approval of Inflammatory ads, misleading election information on Facebook and content This speaks of Conspiracy theories. Recently revealed research from Global Witness and SumOfUs how Experts said “Meta is unable to block some ads.”
Notice that in In response to many complaints meta took Big step in Create censorship board in 2020.
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Experts said this group of Experts from various fields in place To “strengthen freedom of expression by making a principle independent decisions regarding content on Facebook and Instagram and make recommendations on Relevant Facebook Company Content policy. “
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However, effectiveness of Only the oversight board can be seen over Long horizon and will require an ongoing commitment to highest levels of the social media to review and adjusting its mechanisms to address incitement to racial hatred online, the experts said.
Note that there is a file risk of Arbitrariness and obtaining profit interests in the way of how social media Control and regulate platforms themselves.
Experts said that often that spread of Hate speech and hate against people of People of African descent and other groups undermine their rights and create great divisions in Communities.
“These things are getting more and more difficult to overcome and they are a resource of various Forms of Destabilization at home countries, the experts said.