The madness unleashed by Elon Musk on Twitter is escalating to unimagined levels. As reported CNN, Yoel Roththe former head of Trust and Security of the social network, has been forced to leave home due to the number of threats he has received after the disclosure of the calls Twitter Files.
Roth was one of many top executives who left Twitter after the $44 billion purchase was finalized. But his departure, which occurred in November, has taken on real relevance in recent weeks. It was when Elon Musk began a campaign to supposedly expose the “dark secrets” of Twitter, starting with a highly publicized case linked to Hunter Biden, the son of the current president of the United States.
Although the Twitter Files have not had an iota of the effect intended by the owner of the social network, they did put Yoel Roth center stage. It is that the executive was one of those in charge of dealing with very sensitive issues, such as the suspension of Donald Trump’s account after the Assault on the Capitol in January 2021.
This led to the reappearance of tweets that the manager himself had published in 2016 and 2017 criticizing not only the then US president, but also his followers. But the most dramatic thing happened over the weekend, when Elon Musk himself supported a tweet that, without foundation, accused Yoel Roth of defending pedophilia.
To the point that the tycoon shared a screenshot of gay datingthe doctoral thesis that Yoel Roth published while studying for his Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. “It seems that Yoel is arguing in his doctoral thesis in favor of children being able to access Internet services for adults”Musk wrote, with a screenshot of a couple of paragraphs where he discussed the presence of children under 18 years of age on Grindr.
Since then, Yoel Roth’s tweets have been full of responses from followers of Elon Musk and Donald Trump accusing him of advocating the sexualization of minors, while restricting freedom of expression on the social network.
The case of Yoel Roth takes the chaos on Twitter to another level
As reported CNN, threats against Yoel Roth skyrocketed after Elon Musk’s tweets. But they not only increased in quantity, but also they became more violent and they forced him to seek refuge outside his home for fear of physical attacks. For now, the former director of Twitter has stayed away from social networks. His last tweet to date dates from December 1.
It is worth mentioning that Elon Musk has decided to dissolve the Trust and Security Council after considering that it is no longer necessary. Although reality dictates that its members had resigned from Twitter in recent days, with harsh public criticism of the new owner of the social network.
Of course, the case of Yoel Roth is not the only one in which the tycoon has sown controversy. In the last few hours, he also posted a tweet inviting his followers to support QAnona group that has gained relevance spreading conspiracy theories and for his far-right ideology.