WASHINGTON, DC, October 29, 2022– Washington Post reported that the use of the N-word had increased 500% since Elon Musk acquired the Twitter social media platform.
NCRI, has not posted any poll numbers to support the Washington Post’s claims about the use of the N-word. But the organization did state in its 8/29/2022 article, Online Communities of Adolescents and Young Adults Celebrating, Glorifying, and Encouraging Self-Harm and Suicide are Growing Rapidly on Twitter.
According to the NCRI’s report “Since October, the use of hashtags related to self-harm (e.g. like “#shtwt” for Self-Harm TWiTter) has increased roughly 500%, averaging tens of thousands of mentions per
month. Many community members appear to be adolescents and young adults.”
Lebron James said on Twitter “I don’t know Elon Musk and, tbh, I could care less who owns Twitter,” he tweeted Saturday. “But I will say that if this is true, I hope he and his people take this very seriously because this is scary AF. So many d–n unfit people saying hate speech is free speech.”
NCRI said on Twitter “Evidence suggests that bad actors are trying to test the limits on @Twitter. Several posts on 4chan encourage users to amplify derogatory slurs.” NCRI further stated on Twitter “For example, over the last 12 hours, the use of the n-word has increased nearly 500% from the previous average.”
NCRI did not provided any scientific data regarding “previous” averages or data to support its conclusion in regards to the organization’s latest post on Twitter.
Elon Musk tweeted prior to his acquisition of Twitter “The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence,” Musk tweeted Thursday upon the acquisition becoming official. “There is currently great danger that social media will splinter into far right wing and far left wing echo chambers that generate more hate and divide our society.”
Source: Twitter and NCRI contributed to the article.