US attorney quits Twitter, accuses Musk of promoting hate speech
District Attorney Jeff Rosen called on other US district attorneys to follow suit.
Santa Clara County DA Jeff Rosen said he is deleting his office's Twitter account on Tuesday due to a surge in hate speech, racism, and antisemitism since Musk assumed the social platform's executive role, a statement issued by Rosen's office reads.
"[W]hen that speech crosses the line into hatred, racism, and antisemitism, all of our precious and hard-fought freedoms are undermined and our democracy is weakened. Every American has a moral obligation to fight against hate speech," the statement said on Monday. "My Office - the largest prosecutor's office in Northern California - is quitting Twitter."
A Statement from District Attorney Jeff Rosen Regarding Twitter: pic.twitter.com/fGJGm5ddbO— Santa Clara DA (@SantaClaraDA) December 5, 2022
Rosen further called on other US district attorneys to follow suit.
"Mr. Musk is hiding behind the curtain of being a defender of balanced public dialogue. Yet he himself has used Twitter to spread hatred and bigotry," the statement added.
On December 2, Musk suspended artist Ye's Twitter account after the latter posted a now-deleted tweet that featured a swastika.