People may be who they truly are on X. X think everyone should be able to express themselves freely as long as they do it within the confines of the law, regardless of their background or religious convictions.
A healthy, functioning global community depends on the right to free expression, which once lost is nearly impossible to regain. Because of this, X will continue to defend the rights of individuals, particularly the more than 500 million fervent users who frequently use our platform.
Platform security and free speech do not conflict.
- Every day, X demonstrates this with the help of cutting-edge enforcement measures that have decreased the amount of offensive information that is viewed on the network. More than 99.99% of post impressions today are positive.
- Even as X continues to make progress, the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) and its supporters have been working hard to make false allegations that would induce advertisers to stop spending money on the platform. A free public service called X is primarily supported by advertising.
The CCDH is aggressively seeking to stop public discourse through its scare campaign and continual pressure on corporations to restrict public access to free expression.
In a recent communication with X, Brandwatch informed X that the CCDH had accessed X’s data without Brandwatch’s consent and that the supposed CCDH “research” described in the Bloomberg story “contained metrics used out of context to make unsubstantiated assertions about X (formerly Twitter).” With the help of the European Climate Foundation, which gave the CCDH access in defiance of their agreement with Brandwatch, the CCDH was able to acquire this information.
Furthermore, the recent scrapping of X’s platform by the CCDH violates our terms of service.
Because of this, X has brought a lawsuit against the European Climate Foundation, the CCDH, and its funders. In addition to rejecting all of the CCDH’s assertions, X has discovered multiple instances in which the CCDH is actively attempting to restrict free speech as a result of our own inquiry. That contains:
- Targeting speakers on all platforms who disagree with the CCDH on certain topics.
- Attempting to compel people to be deplatformed if their opinions conflict with those of the CCDH.
- Removing free services for individuals by concentrating on free speech organizations’ financial sources.
- Attempting to get unauthorized access to social media platform data illegally and using such data for improper purposes.
X has a great obligation to defend freedom of expression. And will continue to engage with any partners that want to protect people’s freedom of expression while also doing their part to make the world a safe and healthy place for everyone.