Remember when leftists were melting down after Elon Musk took over Twitter? Democrats and media activists were stunned and irate, insisting this would lead to rampant white supremacy on the platform.
After there was a notable uptick in the use of the n-word on the site, they cited this as proof that Musk’s focus on free speech was only going to embolden the racist dregs of society. All this despite the fact that this was occurring before the new CEO even made any changes to the algorithms or content moderation policy.
But when it became clear that the increase was due to a few hundred accounts – most of them bots – the narrative began to fall apart, as is the case with most left-wing hoaxes.
Now, it appears the platform has gotten this non-issue under control. On Wednesday, Musk posted a tweet with a chart showing how the reach of tweets engaging in “hate speech” has declined lower than it was even before Musk took over the company. “Hate speech impressions down by 1/3 from pre-spike levels. Congrats to Twitter team!” he tweeted.
Musk also noted that it was 1,500 accounts that contributed to the rise in the use of the n-word:
It seems Twitter dealt with the issue by lowering the number of tweets a user is allowed to post daily:
Reducing the max allowed tweets/day to a number below what a speed typist on meth could do was helpful
When the uptick in racial slurs occurred on Twitter, activist media outlets pounced, publishing reports about how racist the social media site was becoming because of the Big Bad Musk. The Washington Post and other major organizations were quick to point out the increase.
They were so apoplectic about the use of the n-word that it raises an interesting question: Will they cover this new development? Will any of these outlets publish reports informing their readers that Twitter has gotten this issue under control? After all, they should be ecstatic to find out that Musk has dealt with the problem, right?
But we already know they won’t. In fact, it would be shocking if they even bothered to so much as acknowledge this. Why? Because, as I’ve said frequently, progressives do not care about racism. They do not view bigotry as a problem to be solved, but as a weapon to be wielded against their political opposition. They are only concerned about racism when they can use it to smear folks like Musk, who happen to espouse differing viewpoints. So no, we probably won’t hear much, if anything at all, about this story from the once-vaunted Fourth Estate.