October 27, 2022 | National Journal

Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover “likely” to worsen hate and misinformation on the platform

Senior Research Manager, Jared Holt, spoke to National Journal about Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, telling the outlet that Musk’s stated vision of Twitter’s future is likely to worsen hate and misinformation on the platform.

“If the playing field was level, sure, but right now, the deck is kind of stacked in a way that incentivizes all the wrong things for a true level-field public square,” Holt said.

He also explains why power users of Twitter, which include many impactful media and political figures, are unlikely to leave in large droves.

“Twitter is very unique as a platform,” he said. “The Right has tried to introduce a whole lot of alternative platforms to try to get people off Twitter, but none of them really have that little thing that makes Twitter unique.”