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eSafety Commissioner Warns of a ‘Perfect Storm’ of Online Hate Caused by Musk’s X Cuts

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The cuts have directly led to a 20 per cent slowing of the median response time to user reports on posts, and a 75 per cent slowing in the median time taken to respond to reported direct messages, according to eSafety.

With First Nations youth three times more likely to experience online hate speech than non-Indigenous Australians on the platform, Inman Grant said the significant cut to local staff limits any potential for engagement with disproportionately impacted local communities.

“Understanding nuance and the unique cultural context of Australian communities is important to ensure platforms can tackle the online harms that can manifest and damage local communities,” she said.

X Corp. told the eSafety Commissioner it had not formally engaged with any First Nations organisations between the time it ceased having public policy and safety staff and March 2023, when a request for information was made.

In December, the eSafety Commissioner launched legal action against X alleging a failure to comply with a legal notice requesting X to provide information on how it was tackling online abuse relating to children under the Online Safety Act.

The US investment firm now believes the platform is worth 71.5 per cent less than at the time of purchase.

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