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A rallying cry for human rights at the heart of social media platforms

Alarmed at a sharp increase in the use of the racist “N” word on Twitter, the experts said all the major social media corporations must immediately show greater accountability for online hatred spewed at people of African descent.

A man holds a sign during a rally against racism and hate
A man holds a sign during a rally against racism and hate (AN/Jason Leung/Unsplash)

More than two dozen U.N. human rights experts demanded that the CEOs of the world's biggest social media platforms "urgently address" the proliferation of online hate by overhauling their business models.

Alarmed at a sharp increase in the use of the racist “N” word on Twitter after its recent acquisition by multibillionaire Elon Musk, the experts said all the major social media corporations including Meta, Google and Apple must immediately show greater accountability for online hatred spewed at people of African descent.

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