Twitter is allowing its users to coordinate criminal behavior on the platform, with dozens of tweets identifying looting targets still on the platform despite the fact that the site was notified by concerned citizens. The company has however changed the description of its official account to “#BlackLivesMatter.”
A Twitter search for “Santana Row,” which is the name of a shopping district in San Jose, California, reveals dozens of Twitter users encouraging their followers to target and loot the district. Many of the tweets have been on the platform for days.
“let’s riot and raid Santana Row lol,” said one tweet, which was shared over 100 times.
“Next looting stop; SANTANA ROW IN SAN JOSE,” said another.
“Santana Row hasnt even issued a statement regarding everything going on when they are very active on social media. They deserve to get looted.”
“loot and protest santana row. EAT THE RICH,” said the same Twitter user.