Amid an outcry over unchecked antisemitic content material on social media website X, platform proprietor Elon Musk in the present day slammed the “bogus media stories” claiming that he was endorsing such content material.
“This past week, there were hundreds of bogus media stories claiming that I am antisemitic. Nothing could be further from the truth. I wish only the best for humanity and a prosperous and exciting future for all,” he mentioned.
This previous week, there have been tons of of bogus media tales claiming that I’m antisemitic.
Nothing might be farther from the reality.
I want solely the very best for humanity and a affluent and thrilling future for all.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2023
After a number of corporations, together with Apple, Disney and IBM, paused commercials on X final week, Musk mentioned that he can be submitting a lawsuit towards a non-profit group Media Matters.
A Media Matters’ report – exhibiting adverts for Apple, International Business Machines Corp., Oracle Corp., Comcast Corp.’s Xfinity model and the Bravo tv community operating on X subsequent to pro-Nazi content material. – had sparked an enormous row.
“This week Media Matters for America posted a story that completely misrepresented the real experience on X, in another attempt to undermine freedom of speech and mislead advertisers,” an announcement posted by Musk had mentioned.
The White House additionally referred to as Musk’s reply an “unacceptable” act that endangers Jewish communities.
Several Tesla Inc. shareholders additionally spoke out towards Musk, who’s the chief government officer of the electrical automotive maker, with some saying he ought to be suspended from his publish.
Elon Musk had brought on an enormous uproar by endorsing a publish that mentioned Jewish folks maintain a “dialectical hatred” of white folks. “You have said the actual truth,” he wrote.
In the yr since taking on Twitter, now rebranded as X, Musk has gutted content material moderation, restored accounts of beforehand banned extremists, and allowed customers to buy account verification, serving to them revenue from viral – however typically inaccurate – posts.
A latest examine by the disinformation monitoring group NewsGuard discovered that paying subscribers at X have been the massive spreaders of misinformation concerning the Israel-Hamas battle.