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Elon Musk Steps Up Attacks on Twitter’s Former Safety Head

Elon Musk posted tweets including an excerpt of Yoel Roth’s doctoral dissertation Saturday that suggested the former Twitter executive is an advocate for child sexualization — a baseless trope that leaves Roth susceptible to online abuse.  

Musk bought Twitter in late October for $44 billion and has singled out Roth, the former head of Twitter’s Trust & Safety division, and ex-legal head Vijaya Gadde for left-wing bias as he made swift changes. Both have long been the target of right-wing attacks over Twitter’s decision to ban former President Donald Trump from the platform after the violent insurrection at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.