AOC: I’ve Never Experienced So Much Harassment on Twitter

AOC: I’ve Never Experienced So Much Harassment on Twitter

July 19, 2023

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) complained on Twitter Tuesday that she has never “experienced more harassment” on Twitter than she does now on the platform.

“lololol I have never experienced more harassment on this platform than I do now. People now pay to give their harassment more visibility. The de-verification of journalists, civic orgs, and figures has made it impossible to follow conversations. I wish it could be usable again,” she tweeted, responding to a tweet from Twitter Safety.

Twitter Safety tweeted that the social media site partnered with Sprinklr in an effort to “to understand, measure and reduce hate speech” on the platform.

“Sprinklr’s independent model continues to show the reach of daily English-language hate speech impressions is even lower than Twitter’s own model estimates. Sprinklr estimates the average daily number to be 0.003% compared to Twitter’s estimate of 0.012% for the period of January 1, 2023 to May 31, 2023. Additionally, we estimate hate speech impressions are 30 percent lower on average vs. pre-acquisition,” the account’s tweet read.

The tweet said that Twitter Safety expanded its “Freedom of Speech, Not Reach policy enforcement” which “dramatically reduces impressions on harmful content.” They added that indicators show “sustained progress.”

Ocasio-Cortez recently lashed out at a parody account impersonating her and accused Twitter CEO Elon Musk of boosting the account.

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