A recent incident in which a hacked Twitter account was used to spread a hate message about “killing Arabs” this week has sparked concern over the use of hate language in promoted tweets.
The racist message was posted using the personal account of Melbourne lawyer Josh Bornsteinths, reportedly by a U.S.-based a supremacist group since April.
.@Twitter why are you allowing hate speech in promoted tweets? RT JoshBornstein: My fellow Jews, the time to start killing Arabs is NOW.— Sarah Stokely (@stokely) May 7, 2015