IBM said it is immediately removing ads from Elon Musk’s Had appeared in.
“IBM has a zero tolerance for hate speech and discrimination and we have immediately suspended all advertising on X while we investigate this completely unacceptable situation,” a company representative said in a statement. Diversity, This news was first published by the Financial Times on Thursday.
IBM was one of five major brands that the progressive watchdog group Media Matters said had found ads next to posts “describing Hitler and his Nazi Party” on X. Other brands were Apple, NBCUniversal’s Bravo, Oracle, and Comcast’s Xfinity.
Separately, Musk said Thursday in response to someone who posted on “Worse was other races,” said it was “so messed up” and added, “It’s time to end this nonsense and shame anyone who perpetuates these lies!” ”
It came as Musk agreed with a different Want them to stop using it against them.” The user For that, Musk commented, “You have spoken absolutely the truth.” CNN anchor Jake Tapper posted a screenshot of the exchange with the comment, “Elon Musk is promoting unconditional anti-Semitism at a time of rising anti-Semitism and violence against Jews.”
Meanwhile, Musk in May 2023 wrote On Twitter, “Soros reminds me of Magneto,” comparing billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros to the Jewish supervillain from Marvel’s X-Men series. Musk said Soros, like Magneto, “wants to destroy the fabric of civilization. Soros hates humanity.” Musk’s comparison of Soros to Magneto drew a rebuke from Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, who said, “Soros is often portrayed by the far-right as the source of the world’s problems, using antisemitic tropes. “
one in Post Thursday afternoon, That’s something we can and everyone should agree on. When it comes to this platform – X has also been extremely clear about our efforts to combat anti-Semitism and discrimination. There is no place for it anywhere in the world – it is ugly and wrong. full stop.”
According to Musk, despite his promise to marketers that he would not turn Twitter into a “free-for-all hell scenario”, advertising revenue on She has come. Advertisers are concerned about reports of the spread of hate speech and misinformation on X/Twitter, and they are concerned over some of the changes Musk has implemented, such as his move to restore thousands of previously banned accounts, including those of Donald Trump.