antisemitic posts doubled

Since the acquisition by the tycoon, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) indicated that anti-Semitic discourse on the social network has doubled

After the purchase of Twitter by Elon Muskhe Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) analyzed the impact that the operation had on the social network regarding anti-Semitic discourse.

According to the report, this type of speech is doubled since the acquisition was completed.

The report analyzed the volume of posts with content “plausibly antisemitic”as defined by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).

They also incorporate themes such as conspiracies, attacks against Zionist states, support anti-Semitic comments from public figures like Kanye Westracialized antisemitism and historical tropes.

Anti-Semitic messages on Twitter doubled: what happened?

The report covered periods from the June 1, 2022 to February 9, 2023so at that time, the ISD detected 325.739 tweets ‘plausibly antisemitic’ out of 146,516 accounts.

The organization indicated that the volume of anti-Semitic tweets doubled after the purchase of Twitter by magnate Elon Musk.

According to a report, since Musk acquired Twitter, anti-Semitic speeches have doubled.

Prior to the operation, the ISD identified a weekly average of 6,204 ‘plausibly anti-Semitic’ tweets.

But this changed, since the average increased to 12,762 posts a weeka figure that increased 105%.

In addition, the report found that between October 27 and November 6, 3,855 such accounts were created, an increase of 223% unlike eleven days before purchase.

From the ISD they explained that “our data present a clear picture: anti-Semitism skyrocketed on Twitter during its acquisition by Musk, and remained at a high level in the following months.”

Musk at the head of Twitter

After several twists and turns, the social network co-founded by Jack Dorsey passed into the hands of the Tesla founder on October 27, 2022, after completing his purchase on April 25 of the same year.

After becoming one of Twitter’s largest shareholders, the eccentric billionaire paid US$44,000 million.

Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion.

Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion.

“Freedom of expression is the cornerstone of a functional democracy and Twitter is the digital public square where vital issues of the future are being debatedMusk said in a statement confirming the news.

“We also want to make Twitter better than ever beyond adding new features, migrating the open source algorithms to increase confidence fighting spam bots y authenticating all people“, complete.

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal welcomed the agreement, noting that “Twitter has purpose and relevance that impact the whole world“. In addition, he remarked that they are “deeply proud of our teams and inspired by the work“that they did.

Musk filed the agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that includes US$25.5 billion in loans and $21 billion of personal actions.