Skip to comments.Twitter abuse victims fear Musk’s plans, but may not quit
Posted on 04/27/2022 12:53:19 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Perhaps no group of people is more alarmed about Elon Musk’s plan to make Twitter a free speech free-for-all than those most likely to be targeted for harassment: women, racial minorities and other marginalized groups.
They fear that a more hands-off approach to policing the platform will embolden purveyors of hate speech, bullying and disinformation to ratchet up their bad behavior — a possibility Musk has done little to dispel.
Yet even those who have faced extreme harassment on Twitter say they are unlikely to quit the platform. Despite the negative psychological toll, they still place a high value on Twitter as a place to express their views and engage with others.
That could help explain why Musk shows little concern for the underbelly of unfettered free speech, although advertisers - who account for 90% of Twitter’s revenue - may not feel the same way.
While polls show all types of people are susceptible to online harassment, extensive research has shown that women and people of color are far more likely to be targeted. That’s also true for people with disabilities, people who belong to religious minorities and members of the LGBTQ community.
Michael Kleinman, who has studied online harassment for Amnesty International, said if Twitter allows more hateful and abusive speech, marginalized people who get attacked are likely to express themselves less.
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Good grief how long will they continue this tedious mewling.
Women and minorities hit hardest. The usual BS.
Women, minorities and snowflake imbeciles hardest hit
The stupid asses will come to realize that THEIR voices are still heard as before but so are others. The only thing that will be different is they will have to stumble around in a constant state of triggeredness and their Safe Place will never be the same.
Marginalized groups : women and minorities.
Women run their mouths way more than men.
Non whites cry like little girls at any slight.
This should be fun. I might even join.
For being such “abused” minorities, they sure have an outsized megaphone to express their feelings.
guess they are gonna just have to grow yup and realize that we have the first amendment for a reason- and learn to live with it instead of demanding that everyone coddle them
So harassment has happened before mr musk entered negotiations to purchase twitter.
One must be an extreme leftist to understand above statement.
Didn’t realize that Musk is gonif to allow free use of the n-word. Odd.
I think Gettr is bad. It’s full of fake accounts. I get no reposts.
But there is no proof of shadow banning conservatives. Projection as usual. Mental illness at work.
BLM and CRT chiefs cannot be racists. Calling their actions racist is racist.
White Knight to the rescue.
Close your account.
Get thicker skin.
People are such babies any more.
I doubt it.
They are far more likely to be rewarded for complaining.
Criticizing “Diversity”, BLM and DEI are considered “harassment”.
Phew, it must really suck to have such badly wired brains.
It’s called free speech and yes someone may actually say something they don’t like. Big deal.
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