Australia Claims Twitter Is Top Internet Hate Site, Seeks Explanation.
Twitter has become the social network that receives the most complaints in Australia ever since its new owner, Elon Musk, lifted restrictions on an estimated 62,000 accounts. On Thursday, an Australian cyber regulator stated that it has requested an explanation from Twitter about how the social media platform handles with online hostility.
This demand builds on a campaign by the eSafety Commissioner to make the corporation more accountable. In October, one of the richest persons in the world, Elon Musk, acquired the website for $44 billion with the promise to restore its devotion to free expression. In particular, the purpose of this work is to make the website’s rules and processes easier to understand and more open to public scrutiny.
Following Musk’s acquisition of the firm and the subsequent loss of employment, including those in content moderation tasks, the regulatory body has already sought information from Twitter regarding how the social media platform manages content that is detrimental to minors and can be discovered online. Specifically, the information seeks to determine how Twitter deals with content that can be accessed online that is sexually explicit or violent. Commissioner Julie Inman Grant has claimed that she has sent a legal notice to the social media platform Twitter in order to seek an explanation. This is despite the fact that Twitter has a far lower user base than either TikTok or Meta’s Facebook and Instagram. This comes as a result of the fact that one-third of all of the complaints that she has received on abusive behavior online have been addressed against Twitter.