NAACP Keeps Up Pressure on Elon Musk-Led Twitter

President and CEO Derrick Johnson urges advertisers to pause their spending on the platform

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NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson met with new Twitter owner Elon Musk last Tuesday and apparently came away unimpressed.

Johnson issued a statement over the weekend calling on advertisers to pause their spending on Twitter, saying, “It is immoral, dangerous and highly destructive to our democracy for any advertiser to fund a platform that fuels hate speech, election denialism and conspiracy theories. Since Elon Musk has taken over Twitter, racial slurs have spiked, and conspiracy theories have spread.

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