Elon Musk Responds To LeBron James’ Twitter ‘N-Word’ Concern

LeBron James called out Elon Musk last week, and ‘Chief Twit’ responded Sunday afternoon.

Responding to a story from the Washington Post that alleged that the use of “N-word” skyrocketed 500% on the site after Musk’s takeover, James tweeted that the situation was “Scary AF.”

LeBron James reacts to alleged Twitter spike in ‘N-word’

James tweeted Saturday afternoon, and Musk responded by referring the NBA star to a thread by Yoel Roth, Twitter’s head of safety and integrity.

The original tweet from Roth was somewhat in response to the Post’s story, and made it clear that the derogatory language came from a small number of users (300) that posted over 50,000 tweets “using a particular slur.”

Roth then tweeted that the accounts were “inauthentic” and had been banned for their “trolling campaign.”

Musk also tweeted last Friday that his team had not yet made any changes to the site’s moderation policies, but that he would be forming a panel to make those decisions.

“Twitter will be forming a content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints,” Musk said. “No major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes.”

Musk officially acquired the social media giant late last week, and immediately began to clean house.

Elon Musk reacts to LeBron James comments.
Elon Musk responds to LeBron James. (Photo by Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images)

He fired four top Twitter executives on Thursday immediately following the acquisition, including CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, Chief Legal Officer Vijaya Gadde, and General Counsel Sean Edgett.

He also denied a claim from the New York Times saying that he was planning to initiate mass layoffs before a Tuesday deadline to avoid paying out severance in the form of stock grants.

“This is false,” Musk tweeted in response to the report.

Written by Zach Dean

Zach grew up in Florida, lives in Florida, and will never leave Florida ... for obvious reasons. He's a reigning fantasy football league champion, knows everything there is to know about NASCAR, and once passed out (briefly!) during a lap around Daytona. He swears they were going 200 mph even though they clearly were not.

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  1. The Chief Twit responded to the Half Wit? Why bother, if you’re going to get your ‘news’ from propaganda trashmedia you will stay uninformed.
    The only interesting thing in this is the WaPo alleges someone there did research, of course they could’ve said 5,000,000% increase, as the permanently affronted elites would believe it!
    What would these useful idiots be doing if they weren’t trying to trigger a race war with every paragraph?

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