I wrote about this yesterday. It was a good article but posted late.
(That has all the original tweets, and goes into a similar situation with Candace.)
Oh, and I wrote about the video that Elon’s comments were in response to.
Anyway, it’s escalating, I guess.
But I’m not sure how many advertisers care about “anti-Semitism” at this point. The government cares. Ron DeSantis cares. But for-profit companies can look around and see that no one has a lot of sympathy for these Jews at this point, and they don’t save any money by catering to Jews.
I have said since the beginning that we should boycott any company that boycotts. That’s very obvious, but apparently it’s confusing to people.
I said Elon should have called for a boycott of people who boycott him. It’s very simple.
Less than 24 hours after Elon Musk endorsed an antisemitic post on X as “the actual truth” of what Jewish people were doing, IBM paused its advertising on the social media platform as X’s chief executive, Linda Yaccarino, and others at the company scrambled on Thursday to contain the fallout.
X employees said on Thursday that they had gotten calls from advertisers wondering why Mr. Musk was making comments seen as antisemitic and why their ads were showing up next to white nationalist and Nazi content, according to internal messages that were viewed by The New York Times. IBM cut off about $1 million in advertising spending that it had committed to the platform for the last three months of the year, the messages said.
In a note to employees on Thursday morning, Ms. Yaccarino said that “X is a platform for everyone” and that “discrimination by everyone should STOP across the board.” She said the company had been clear about its work to fight antisemitism and discrimination, and later shared a similar message on X.
Get this bitch out, Elon.
We don’t need this.
In a statement, IBM said it “has zero tolerance for hate speech and discrimination, and we have immediately suspended all advertising on X while we investigate this entirely unacceptable situation.”
X did not respond to a request for comment. The Financial Times earlier reported on IBM’s pause in advertising on X.
Okay, one company.
Mr. Musk, who bought Twitter last year and renamed it X, has faced increasing criticism that he has tolerated and even encouraged antisemitic abuse on his social media platform. He has attacked George Soros, the financier who is a frequent target of antisemitic abuse, and threatened to sue the Anti-Defamation League, a rights group that has highlighted the rise in antisemitism on X.
On Wednesday, Mr. Musk went further when he agreed with a post from an X account accusing Jewish communities of pushing “hatred against whites that they claim to want people to stop using against them.” Jewish people are now “coming to the disturbing realization that those hordes of minorities that support flooding their country don’t exactly like them too much,” the account added.
“You have said the actual truth,” Mr. Musk replied to the post.
Jewish groups have compared the statement that Mr. Musk endorsed to the “Great Replacement Theory,” the far-right idea that minorities are replacing white European populations.
“It is the deadliest antisemitic conspiracy theory in modern U.S. history,” the American Jewish Committee, a U.S.-based Israel advocacy group, wrote on X on Thursday. “To amplify it on @X is incredibly dangerous.”
“Dangerous” how, rat???
What the fuck does that even mean??? How can a statement be “dangerous”???
Do you know what’s dangerous, Jews? Bombing a hospital full of refugee kids.
I’m sick of this.
We’re all sick of it, Jews.
We are sick of catering to you people.
None of us ever asked you to come to our countries. You monsters showed up and started making demands and threats.
It’s over, Jews. No one is going to tolerate this anymore.
You went too far, no one is going to be nice to you. It’s apparently going to take you filthy little fiends a minute to realize it, because this has happened very fast, but it is over.
We’re gonna say it to your faces, Jews: