This is a real headline from Bloomberg. Gaze at it in all its majesty.
· Apr 29, 2022 ·

Elon Musk has only owned Twitter for less than a week, but here's Bloomberg's "equality reporter" saying that we must protect the fragile black population from a very mean African American who builds rockets.

Yes, this is a real article published on Thursday.

'One in 10 tweets mentioning Black women is abusive and problematic, compared to one in 15 for White women, according to an Amnesty International analysis of millions of tweets,' writes Kelsey Butler, Bloomberg Equality reporter.

This is one of two stats presented by the author in an attempt to demonstrate how toxic Twitter is for "black users." And make no mistake about it... she has no issue saying it's Elon Musk's Twitter, not Twitter itself, that's scary for "Many Black Users."

Here's the other stat presented by the author:

Nearly half of the accounts that sent direct misogynistic abuse to high profile women like Kamala Harris and Lizzo went on to reoffend, according to the Center for Countering Digital Hate. Of the comments, 49% targeted a woman of color and 41% included the word 'b----.'

(Hmm, the b-word... You mean, like the one President Joe Biden used in real life referring to a reporter? Yeah. Pretty toxic, huh?)

At no point in the article does the reporter distinguish Twitter before or after Musk's purchase of the site. Neither does the author provide any data of the site getting worse under Musk for "Many Black Users."

These are the only fake "examples" I could find of Elon Musk's Twitter being scary in the article:

After billionaire Elon Musk announced a $44 billion deal to buy Twitter, many Black users debated whether they'd stay on the app. They questioned whether Musk's ownership would bring more harassment, the return of banned accounts and an uptick in misinformation.

People like Ijeoma Oluo, author of 'So You Want to Talk About Race' have already deactivated their accounts. 'Well, I'm out,' said New York Times columnist Charles Blow, who called Twitter a 'cesspool of bots, screamers, conspiracists, and the perpetually angry.'

Yup, that's it.

A few leftists with extra melanin in their skin left Twitter and the entire black population gets lumped in with them. Classic.

Nothing about this proves "Elon Musk's Twitter is a scary place for many black users." These are ambiguous generalizations of people debating, questioning, or preemptively abandoning the site before it might get worse.

And that Charles Blow quote could've (and should've) easily been said about Twitter even before Musk's ownership.

Here's a few other thoughts from black Twitter users:

If you think Twitter is toxic, then your issue isn't with Musk. It's with the liberals and leftists that have been running the company this whole time.

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