Conspiracy and cyberharassment on Twitter-X: only 52 moderators in France to control messages

Conspiracy and cyberharassment on Twitter-X: only 52 moderators in France to control messages
Conspiracy and cyberharassment on Twitter-X: only 52 moderators in France to control messages

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Since its takeover by Elon Musk, Twitter has conveyed more problematic comments between conspiracy, fake news and cyberharassment.

By purchasing the social network Twitter in 2002 for the staggering sum of $44 billion, the eccentric CEO of Tesla and Space X promised to make it a space of absolute freedom of expression. Above all, we have seen how, through decisions taken at random, Elon Musk has contributed to making the blue bird network, renamed “X”, one of the main vectors of fake news and cyberharassment, in particular by canceling the ban which hit the most problematic accounts.

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One of the most controversial decisions was then to modify the certification system, the famous blue badge. Before the Musk era, it was the guarantee for the Internet user to be dealing with the official account of a personality or a journalist. By offering the tablet to everyone who pays a subscription, Musk has corrupted the system. Worse, the publications of these paid subscribers benefit from greater exposure than those of free accounts. Blessed bread for conspiracy theorists of all kinds.

Finally, don’t rely on content moderation. On November 5, . The network said it has 2,294 moderators in English, 81 in German, 12 in Arabic and 2 in Italian.

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