A recent report discovered that numerous companies’ ads appear on pro-Nazi posts on X. Elon Musk endorsed an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory on Wednesday night. Shortly afterward, a new report revealed major companies’ ads appearing on pro-Nazi content on X, Musk’s platform, formerly known as Twitter.
IBM is Removing Its Ads From X/Twitter
On Thursday evening, IBM officially halted all advertising on X.
IBM immediately suspended all advertising on X as we investigate this entirely unacceptable situation, due to our zero tolerance for hate speech and discrimination.
On Wednesday, Musk responded to a post from a user spreading an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory alleging that Jewish people are replacing whites with immigrants from minority groups.
IBM Takes Stand: Pulls Ads from X/Twitter as Elon Musk Sparks Anti-Semitic Controversy.
Unveiling Controversy: Musk’s Stance, Yaccarino’s Response, and Corporate Ads Amidst Pro-Nazi Content on X
You’ve spoken the truth,” Musk replied in a post on X that has now garnered nearly 6 million views.
In later posts, Musk reiterated his stance, specifically mentioning organizations such as the ADL. He accused them of failing to “criticize the minority groups who are their primary threat.
Linda Yaccarino, Musk’s chosen CEO for X, seemed to respond to the criticism of Musk’s posts in a post of her own on Thursday afternoon.
Yaccarino stated, “X’s perspective has consistently been crystal clear: discrimination by everyone should stop across the board—a point we can and should all agree on. Regarding this platform, X has been unequivocal about our efforts to combat antisemitism and discrimination. There’s no place for it anywhere in the world—it’s ugly and wrong. Full stop.
Yet, just hours before Yaccarino vaguely addressed anti-Semitism on X, Media Matters For America released a new report revealing major companies’ ads being displayed on pro-Nazi content on X.
The report identified ads from companies like IBM, Apple, Oracle, Xfinity, and Bravo appearing on content endorsing Nazis and conveying positive messages about Hitler. As mentioned earlier, IBM has already declared a pause in its ad campaigns on the platform.
This isn’t the first occurrence of such incidents. A few months ago, Mashable reported on a Media Matters study revealing ads from companies like Amazon, FIFA, Samsung, MLB, Sports Illustrated, and Adobe being displayed alongside pro-Hitler, pro-Nazi content on X.
Exploring the Intersection: Musk’s Controversial Statements, Yaccarino’s Reaction, and Corporate Ads Amidst Pro-Nazi Content on X.
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