Lebron James says he doesn't know Elon Musk and 'could care who owns Twitter' but hopes billionaire takes hate speech seriously

Lebron James has responded to reports of a large influx of hate speech following Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter.

Twitter has responded to reports of increased hate, saying "hateful behavior" is not welcome on the platform.

Lebron James said the rise in hate speech on Twitter is "scary AF" and called on new Twitter owner and CEO Elon Musk to take the issue seriously.

"I don't know Elon Musk and, tbh, I couldn't care less who owns Twitter," James tweeted Saturday in response to reports that n-word use on Twitter.

12 hours since Musk finished. platform acquisition So many damn inappropriate people saying hate speech is free speech."

Critics of Musk's acquisition of Twitter warned that a new CEO and ownership leadership could lead to the platform becoming a "supercharged engine of radicalization,"

A self-proclaimed "free speech absolutist," Musk said in a tweet on Thursday that the social media platform should follow the "laws of the land." Hate speech,