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Foreign Ministry slams Twitter for new lax attitude to hate speech

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent

A Twitter headquarters sign is shown in San Francisco, November 4, 2022. Employees were bracing for widespread layoffs at Twitter, as new owner Elon Musk overhauls the social platform. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
A Twitter headquarters sign is shown in San Francisco, November 4, 2022. Employees were bracing for widespread layoffs at Twitter, as new owner Elon Musk overhauls the social platform. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon appears to criticize new Twitter owner Elon Musk for failing to crack down on hate speech on the platform.

Nahshon screen captures a response he received to one of his tweets in which the writer claimed the Holocaust never happened.

“For many extremists, the freedom of speech is simply the freedom to spew venom. A Twitosphere [Twittersphere] without clear rules of conduct and ethics will become quickly a very unpleasant place for most of us,” Nahshon writes.

Musk has sought to ease restrictions on what Twitter users can post, justifying the moves as necessary to allow for freedom of speech.

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