Here’s the Media Matters post that has Musk enraged:
IBM announced yesterday that it is suspending its advertising on X (formerly Twitter) after Media Matters reported that the platform placed its ads next to content promoting Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.
IBM isn’t alone in having issues when advertising on the platform: Following our report yesterday, we additionally found ads for Amazon, NBA Mexico, NBCUniversal Catalyst, Action Network, and Club for Growth next to white nationalist hashtags like “KeepEuropeWhite,” “white pride,” and “WLM” (“White Lives Matter”).
X’s problem with advertising comes as owner Elon Musk praised the pernicious antisemitic conspiracy theory that Jewish communities are supporting “hordes of minorities” who are “flooding” into the country to replace white people.
Musk’s endorsement is just the latest example of him embracing rhetoric and conspiracy theories from the far-right fringes.
The Guardian reports:
Joe Biden has excoriated Elon Musk’s “abhorrent” tweets two days after the X owner posted his full-throated agreement with an antisemitic post.
A statement from the White House issued on Friday said: “We condemn this abhorrent promotion of antisemitic and racist hate in the strongest terms, which runs against our core values as Americans.”
Musk sparked backlash with his own tweets responding to a user who accused Jewish people of “hating white people” and showing indifference to antisemitism. “You have said the actual truth,” Musk tweeted in reply.
Media Matters is an evil organization
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 17, 2023
Truer words were never spoken. Or written. https://t.co/v0sfCyi7Nr
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) November 17, 2023
They’re absolutely vile and should be designated as a domestic terrorist group. https://t.co/09ILwrm3GD
— Stew Peters (@realstewpeters) November 17, 2023