Elon Musk steps up assaults on Twitter’s former security head

Elon Musk steps up assaults on Twitter’s former security head
Elon Musk steps up assaults on Twitter’s former security head

Elon Musk posted tweets including an excerpt of Yoel Roth’s doctoral dissertation Saturday that prompt the previous Twitter govt is an advocate for baby sexualization — a baseless trope that leaves Roth inclined to on-line abuse.

Musk bought Twitter in late October for $44 billion and has singled out Roth, the former head of Twitter’s Trust & Safety division, and ex-legal head Vijaya Gadde for left-wing bias as he made swift adjustments. Both have lengthy been the goal of right-wing assaults over Twitter’s resolution to ban former President Donald Trump from the platform after the violent revolt on the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

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Roth declined to remark Saturday.

Musk participated in a Twitter Spaces Friday night time about childhood exploitation, and responded to one of many individuals on Saturday after she linked to an previous tweet of Roth’s.

“Looks like Yoel is arguing in favor of kids having the ability to entry grownup Internet providers in his PhD thesis,” tweeted Musk, with an excerpt from the 300-page dissertation. “Gay Data,” the title of Roth’s 2016 dissertation on the University of Pennsylvania, is about Grindr, the geosocial networking service fashionable with the LGBTQ group.

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Far-right and extremist voices have lengthy pushed a false declare that LGBTQ individuals are sexual predators who’re “grooming” youngsters to abuse them. In September, the Anti-Defamation League’s Center for Extremism mentioned that “the results of this widespread hateful rhetoric has been a spike in harassment, threats and violence focusing on the LGBTQ group.”

Musk in 2018 referred to as a British caver who was concerned within the rescue of a trapped Thai youth soccer group a “pedo man.” One of his aides paid $50,000 to rent a personal investigator in a futile try and again up the assertion. In 2019, Musk beat again a defamation declare from the cave professional in a Los Angeles courtroom in 2019.

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When Musk first bought Twitter in late October, he expressed assist for Roth earlier than the manager resigned in November.

In current days, Musk has mentioned that Twitter interfered in elections, pointing to the discharge of emails from executives together with Roth that mentioned a controversial resolution to limit entry to a 2020 article involving Hunter Biden.

Musk’s line of assault has already acquired some push again. When Musk tweeted that Twitter “refused to take motion on baby exploitation for years,” former Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey, who’s pleasant with Musk, tweeted “that is false.”

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