Twitter has a hate problem

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2020-07-14: Twitter has a hate problem                       rak

A week ago I made the mistake of looking at some Twitter
comments supporting the Student Ban. A few clicks later, I came
across a tweet glorifying an attempted murder of BLM protesters
and encouraging vehicle-ramming attacks on protesters. It struck
me as a clear-cut violation of Twitter's rule against glorifying
and threatening violence:

    You may not threaten violence against an individual or a
    group of people. We also prohibit the glorification of
    violence. [0]

I reported the tweet through their pointy-click interface, and
on Saturday, I made a second written report:

    This tweet is a reply to a video in which a motorist
    accelerates into protesters with a vehicle (attempted
    murder). The tweet glorifies the attempted murder of
    protesters ("Glorious!") and explicitly calls for further
    vehicular attacks on protesters ("Don't ever stop for these
    criminals"). I reported this on July 7, but four days later,
    it is still up.

After submitting the report, I was informed that "If we do find
that the account is violating the Twitter Rules, we will take
action on it". Today, seven days after the initial report, the
tweet [1] still stands.

[0] https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/glorification-of-violence
[1] https://twitter.com/KarmaCooks/status/1280346661634691072