Free speech or hate speech? Fears for Musk’s Twitter

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New York (AFP) – Elon Musk describes himself as a “free-speech absolutist,” leaving rights groups fearful that Twitter will provide a forum for hate speech and disinformation under his ownership. The world’s richest man has signaled that, following his $44 billion takeover, he intends to reform what he sees as over-zealous policing of tweets. Civil activists are worried that means Musk, 50, will allow banned extremists back to the platform. “The last thing we need is a Twitter that willfully turns a blind eye to violent and abusive speech against users, particularly those most disproportionate…

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