NOS Nieuws•vandaag, 22:00
The White House calls a post by Elon Musk on his own social media platform X an “abhorrent promotion” of anti-Semitism. Musk recently responded to an anti-Semitic post on He wrote the comment “You speak the truth”.
A White House spokesman called it “promotion of anti-Semitism and racist hatred.” According to the White House, the tweet is extra damaging because there has been a sharp increase in anti-Semitic incidents since Hamas’s attack on Israel last month.
Disinformation and hate speech
The European Commission has announced that it will not advertise on X and other social media for the time being, because it has seen an “alarming increase in disinformation and hate speech” in recent weeks.
Large companies are also rapidly withdrawing their advertisements from X. Technology group IBM said this week that it will stop advertising on X, because advertisements were also shown next to Nazi tweets.
Apple, software company Oracle and entertainment company Lions Gate also no longer want to advertise on the platform.
Furthermore, investors in Tesla, which Musk owns, are critical because his tweets could damage the reputation of the car brand.