Hemphill: ‘There aren’t enough social consequences for being hateful’
Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition has been nothing short of a disaster.
Shortly after Musk’s purchase of the social media platform, the site was overwhelmed with impersonations, hate speech and misinformation.
The piece discusses the consequences of Musk’s changes to Twitter’s, what it means for the future of the country and how it impacts democracy.
"Right now, the cost of being hateful doesn't outweigh the benefits," Hemphill says. "I don't just mean the financial costs — there aren't enough social consequences for being hateful."
Learn more about Hemphill’s research on social media by visiting her faculty profile.