Elon Musk, CEO of the social media platform X, has been criticized by the White House for allegedly promoting anti-Semitism. The White House issued a statement condemning Musk’s comments, which went against core American values. In response to a post on X that “Jews incite hatred against whites” and his comment “You speak the truth,” Musk’s recent affirmative response sparked outrage.
The White House spokesman emphasized the responsibility to unite people against hate and the obligation to speak out against attacks on the dignity of Americans. The spread of such lies was considered unacceptable, especially given the rise in anti-Semitic incidents since the war between Israel and Hamas. Musk’s comments were particularly damaging.
As a result, more companies and organizations have suspended their ads on X in protest against the growing amount of misinformation and hateful messages on the social media platform. Among these entities are the European Commission, IBM, Lions Gate Entertainment, and even Apple. Investors in Tesla have voiced criticism of Musk, expressing concern over potential damage to the car brand’s reputation. Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz went so far as to call on Musk to resign as CEO of Tesla.