Mar 21, 2023

How Elon Musk's tweets unleashed a wave of hate

"Trolls are kinda fun," Mr Musk said in another reply, in his response to my BBC investigation - Twitter insiders: We can't protect users from trolling under Musk. For my initial investigation, a team from the International Center for Journalists and the University of Sheffield tracked the hate I had received and revealed it had tripled since Elon Musk's takeover, compared to the same period the previous year. In the wake of Mr Musk's tweets about me, the University of Sheffield confirmed that the hate had increased again - to the highest levels in the past year. Many had become more active on the social media site since Elon Musk decided to restore thousands of suspended accounts. I've been in touch with both Twitter and Mr Musk again to seek their response to the additional spike in hate I've received since his tweets.

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