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A survey conducted by YouGov and commissioned by GLAAD, Kairos, UltraViolet and Women’s March did not paint a pretty picture of the online experience for LGBTQ+ people, people of color and women—and the survey was conducted months before Elon Musk took over Twitter and gutted its internal and contract content moderation teams.
The survey of 1,235 American social media users, conducted from July 7 through 22, found that LGBTQ+ people, people of color and women experience higher levels of harassment and threats of violence on social media than other users, with 57% of respondents reporting that they saw posts calling for physical violence based on a person’s race, gender or sexuality.