Social media platforms take different approaches to moderation.

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The public’s appetite for moderating toxic speech on social media depends on the type of person being targeted, researchers have found, with billionaires seen as least in need of protection. .

Content moderation is a hot-button issue, with social media platforms taking quite different approaches. Elon Musk bought Twitter., since its name was changed to X, in part because of its concern about the violation of the right to freedom of moderation. Others feel that platforms don’t do enough to protect users from hate and harm.