Prominent members of Mexico's drug cartels are using Twitter to recruit new members, threaten rival gangs, post violent images and videos and glorify drug trafficking, according to an Alliance to Counter Crime Online (ACCO) report. 

What Happened: Between 2012 and 2015, most of these gory accounts were banned by Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council. Then along came Elon Musk, Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) and Twitter CEO who, in his righteous defense of the first amendment, dissolved the safety policy and reinstated previously suspended cartel accounts.

A slew of racist screeds and epithets also appeared on Twitter immediately after Musk’s takeover. One epithet used to attack Black people, which shall not be repeated here, was blasted all over Twitter more than 26,000 times within days after Musk <a …

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