Elon Musk, the CEO of the social media platform X, has faced criticism from the White House for promoting anti-Semitism. The recent affirmative response to a post on X that “Jews are fueling hatred of whites” and his comment “You speak the truth” has sparked outrage. The White House has condemned Musk’s comments, stating that they go against the core values of Americans.
The White House spokesperson emphasized the responsibility to unite people against hate and the obligation to speak out against attacks on the dignity of fellow Americans. They described the spreading of such lies as unacceptable, especially given the increase in anti-Semitic incidents since the war between Israel and Hamas. The comments from Musk are seen as particularly damaging.
In response to this criticism, more companies and organizations are now suspending their advertisements on X to protest against the increasing disinformation and hate messages on the social media platform. The European Commission, IBM, Lions Gate Entertainment, and even Apple are among those taking this step. Investors in Tesla have also expressed criticism of Musk, raising concerns about potential damage to its reputation as a car brand. Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz has gone as far as to call for Musk to resign as CEO of Tesla.